Monkeys on the loose in Pennsylvania following highway crash

The vehicle carrying an estimated 100 monkeys was involved in a crash and the monkeys escaped, a state trooper said.

Macaques eat donated peanuts during a feeding time at Sangeh Monkey Forest in Sangeh, Bali Island, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Deprived of their preferred food source - the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by the tourists now kept away by the coronavirus - hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers homes in the search for something tasty. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) (Firdia Lisnawati, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Monkeys were on the loose Friday night in rural Pennsylvania after they escaped after a crash involving the vehicle carrying the primates, authorities said.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Andrea Pelachick confirmed the hunt for the escaped monkeys in Montour County’s Valley Township, but wasn’t able to say how many were loose.

“The vehicle involved was following a hundred monkeys, and when the crash occurred a handful of monkeys got out,” she said.

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