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Monkeys on the loose: Search underway for monkeys that reportedly escaped private collection in Ohio

Officers said three of the monkeys are in a cemetery swinging through trees evading officers, who have seen them but just can't catch them.

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A wild search is underway after officers say about five monkeys escaped from a private collection in Ohio.

Police and volunteers were searching in Cincinnati's St. Joe's Cemetery for the monkeys who are now said to have found a place to nest in the trees.

An animal officer who was called in to help search said that monkeys tend to find a place to rest at nighttime.

Witnesses believe there are about five of them, some people claim them to be as tall as 5 feet, but are different breeds.

One woman who lives nearby came out to get her cat and took pictures.

"I thought the monkeys was gone I started making jokes showing my mom. My mom thought I was crazy. I said, 'Look there's monkeys out here,' zoom my camera like this.. Then I heard it making the noises, not 'ooh ooh aah aah' stuff, but grunts, so I didn't know what it was," Alycha Tucker said. "I just stood there as my eyes adjust to pitch blackness and that is when I saw it, just standing there, taller than garbage can, and its arms were real long hanging down and its arms are real skinny."

Officers said three of the monkeys are in the cemetery swinging through trees evading officers, who have seen them but just can't catch them.