Frosted Flakes-Fed Monkey Bites Illegal Owner
Fish and Game is investigating the incident
A Javan macaque subsisting on a diet including Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after biting its owner on the hand and arm. The monkey was being kept, illegally, as a pet by a California woman. The hospital where she was treated for the dog-like bites reported the incident to local animal services. The macaque will now spend 60 days with Zoo to You, a group that cares for rescued animals. “This kind of animal is never meant to be kept domestically. It is illegal,” said Eric Anderson of the San Luis Obispo County Division of Animal Services. “It lived on a diet including Frosted Flakes and juice. We strongly discourage the keeping of any such animal.” The California Department of Fish and Game is investigating the incident and may charge the monkey’s owner with unlawful possession of a restricted species.