Japan Recaptures Rogue Monkey
'Lucky' bit 120 during rampage last fall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2011 12:43 AM CST
In this December, 2010 photo, Japanese macaque Lucky is in his cage in a nature park in Mishima in Shizuoka Prefecture.    (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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(Newser) – Japan's most notorious monkey is back in custody after a daring zoo breakout. Keepers raised the alarm after Lucky, a macaque that bit around 120 people in resort towns in central Japan last fall, was found missing from her cage, AP reports. Locals feared another biting spree would ensue, but the monkey was swiftly recaptured after being found in a public park. "Her capture was easy," a zookeeper said. "We called her name repeatedly, and she came to us."