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Chris Ledford of Cape Coral said he and a friend were on his porch when they spotted a monkey running into a bush and jumping out moments later.

Aug 3 (News) — Residents of a Florida town are on the hunt for an unusual animal after locals reported seeing a monkey on the loose.

“He was about two feet tall,” Ledford told WBBH-TV.

Ledford and other witnesses on social media said the animal appeared to be a capuchin monkey.

Ledford said he left out food for the primate in hopes of getting another look. He said the food went missing, but he couldn’t confirm the animal that took it was a primate.

Similar unconfirmed sightings were reported in Portland, Maine, in early July. Anna McMurchy said she spotted what she believes was a monkey running across Congress Street and climbing a fence on the other side.

At least two other residents reported sighting the suspected monkey in the Deering Oaks area.

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