Monkey sighting near Hudson Beach

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HUDSON BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – A monkey was reportedly sighted near Hudson Beach, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The reports of the rhesus macaque were provided to the FWC by the local residents.

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FWC officials are asking everybody who sees the animal to call them with the sighting information. Officials hope to be able to capture it peacefully.

The macaques are not native to Florida. The very first macaque was located in Florida in 1930. It had escaped from a tourist attraction.


FWC officers don’t have the information yet how this monkey ended up in Hudson Beach area.

FWC reminded to secure your trash to avoid attracting the monkey. Please do not approach of feed it, it can cause serious harm, officers said.

Please report sightings immediately to the Wildlife Alert Hotline, 888-404-3922, or during business hours to the Exotic Species Hotline, 888-Ive-Got1. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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