A rhesus monkey was chased into a public park by Beijingers who are not used to interacting with wildlife. It ended up being captured and taken away by an unidentified man, the Beijing Evening News reported yesterday.
The animal was spotted in a tree outside Dongdan Park Monday afternoon. A group of onlookers surrounded the tree and suggested they catch it and eat its brain. Monkey brain is considered a delicacy in many parts of China.
Desperate, the monkey leapt over the wall and landed in a tree inside the park. Someone called animal control but was told they did not have the tools to handle this kind of situation.
In the end, a middle-aged man captured the monkey. It is unclear who the man was or where he took the animal.