CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Police Department says it is investigating several reports of a monkey on the loose in the city.
According to police, the animal has been described by witnesses as a small monkey and it was seen in the area of Hardy Drive and Eighth Street.
Police have contacted animal control and are also working with a game warden.
So far, it is not known where the animal came from, but if caught, it cannot be taken to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA.
Police say a zoo may have to be contacted to find care for the monkey while officials try to identify the owner.