Trappers have managed to catch 10 of 15 patas monkeys that escaped from a central Florida wildlife preserve in April, the Tampa Tribune reports. But the remaining five primates continue to evade capture through a mix of guile and speed; trappers say they know where they are, but have so far been helpless to bring them in.
The monkeys, rescued from Puerto Rico, were in their enclosure a mere two days before they crossed a 60-foot moat and scaled the fence on the other side. From there, they broke into two groups and began frustrating their pursuers, with most running free for more than a month. They aren’t considered dangerous, however, and appear to be healthy.