A monkey suspected of biting several people over a two-month period in eastern Shizuoka has been captured, police said Monday.
The macaque monkey bit three residents at around 10 a.m. on Sunday and then apparently sneaked into a man's house at about 1 p.m. and hid in the closet of a child's room. The owner of the home, Yuki Yoneyama, spotted the monkey and called police. City workers and police drove the monkey out with a spray and then forced it into a cage.
Since Aug 22, 117 people have reported being attacked by monkeys in the prefecture. Police believe several of the animals are involved, but the captured animal is the most aggressive of the bunch.© News reports