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Joshua Moore

I've read that it is a chimpanzee, so we have an ape roaming around Santa Fe. Those things can rip a man apart. Don't forget, one even ate a woman's face off a few years back.

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John Wayne Ferguson

Hi Josh, there are a lot of rumors and confusion flying around right now. I'm told the initial call came in as a "chimpanzee" but without an in-person sighting, no one is confirming that.

There is a difference between apes, like chimps, and monkeys, and I'll update my reporting when we can be clearer.

Gary Scoggin

Is he riding on a sheep?

Carlos Ponce

My sister found a spider monkey riding her horse in Santa Fe in the early 1970s.

Randy Chapman

Any idea of how the monkey learned to ride a horse?

Robert Ray

Possibly circus trained? It’s my understanding that sometimes when a circus disbands, animals like trained monkeys end up in the hands of private citizens. I would hazard a guess that this is what happened in the case of the horse-riding monkey.

Doug Sivyer


Doug Sivyer

Well I'll be a Monkeys Uncle! I thought I had heard and seen it all!

Cynthia Winters

What's a lam?

Carlos Ponce

Definition of the noun "lam" - sudden or hurried flight especially from the law

Ted Gillis

This monkey won’t last long in Santa Fe. Some local will have him on the pit by this weekend. I’t’s been rumored that the back strap is the best!

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