'Mystery Monkey' Caught After Three Years

Florida's fugitive monkey was brought down by an elaborate primate sting operation.
3:00 | 10/25/12

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It's the end of the line for one of florida's most notorious outlaws. There he is. The mystery monkey of tampa bay. He was brought down by an elaborate primate sting operation. Steve osunsami had the story. Reporter: He's the most celebrated fugitive monkey in the country. With songs to his name. ♪ You're the mystery monkey ♪ Reporter: Somehow eluding florida authorities for three, whole years. Now, he's in the clinger. We've been chasing him for three years. Reporter: Months ago, they had him cornered. But slippery as a banana peel, he was able to shake off the tranquilizer darts and scamper away. On television, it's stephen colbert's monkey on the lam. It may not be a monkey at all. Reporter: His latest post to his nearly 90,000 fans on facebook says it all. Today, my freedom has been taken away from me. Catching him was like "mission impossible." Luckily, the target is a sucker for bananas. Trappers set up a cage outside of the home of a woman he had bitten three weeks ago. Last friday, he managed to get in and out scott-free. But wednesday was a monkey ambush. The woman's daughter spotting him on a low tree branch,ing him to the cage with another banana. When he went for the food, snipers busted out of the bushes. He will be held for 3 days, roughly, to make sure no one does claim him. At that point, we'll try to find him a home. Reporter: They think he's a lost pet that traveled more than 100 miles. A true legend that had a good run. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.

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