A student photographed the unidentified creature from her bedroom window as it bounded through a park.
The indistinct image shows a dark creature with four legs making its way across the park in Dorchester, Dorset. 17-year-old Terri Leigh Cox caught a glimpse of the animal while looking out of her window and took a picture as it bounded along and scurried up a tree. The teenager insisted that it wasn't a dog or a cat.
"It was definitely a monkey because you could tell by its hunched back and the way it scampered across the field and up the tree," she said. "It could have escaped if someone was keeping it as a pet." A spokesman for a nearby monkey sanctuary was able to confirm that all of their animals were accounted for and noted that the photograph was not clear enough to make a positive identification of the mystery creature.
"Terri Leigh Cox, 17, says that she saw something hunched over and bounding around on all fours from her bedroom window in Dorchester, Dorset, and took a photograph of it on her mobile phone."
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