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Caught on camera: Monkey bites Texas officer during traffic stop

June 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A South Texas police officer had to deal with some unexpected monkey business during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

Aransas Pass Officer Keith Moore wrote out a speeding ticket. As he was handing the ticket to the driver, a pet monkey jumped from the back seat and bit the officer's right hand.

Moore had a miniature video camera on his glasses which captured the incident.

"We're taught to be on guard at all times, but at that point I wasn't on guard for a monkey," said Moore.

The monkey got a warning but no ticket. The bite left a mark, but the 21-year-old officer was not hurt otherwise.

The trained monkey makes appearances at carnivals and other entertainment events.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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