Thursday, July 13, 2006


From WOAI:

A baboon escaped from a local research center on Thursday.

The baboon was on the loose, running wild across a busy stretch of Loop 410. Thursday afternoon, workers at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, near Culebra Road were trying to figure out how the baboon got out.

That baboon apparently climbed a fence at the research center, crossed the access road, and 8 lanes of traffic on Loop 410.

Witness Rick Watkins was riding his motorcycle when he saw what he thought was a really big dog.

"Then out of the street and up to the center median, jumped this baboon," Watkins told us. ...

It took workers 30 minutes to capture the baboon. They shot him with a tranquilizer, and say he's resting comfortably in his cage, which is now securely locked.

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