Warning:  If you see a monkey running around in Tewksbury, do not touch the monkey!

According to a story from WCVB in Boston,  Tewksbury Police received a phone call from a resident who reported seeing a monkey in their backyard.  Police used ATV's and drones to try to locate the primate, but was unable to do so.

The report goes on to say that the Shawsheen Animal Hospital is warning people not to touch the monkey.  ( I can NOT say that enough....) They warned on their FB page,

Do not touch the monkey,  Monkeys can be dangerous and can carry Herpes B virus, which can be fatal to humans.

If you have seen a monkey running around in the Tewksbury area, or anywhere really.... please call the authorities at 978-851-7373.

While you are waiting the resolution of this on-going story, feel free to do the Funky Monkey Dance....

Also, enjoy one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs, "Shock the Monkey."

I would be remiss not to include one of my favorite bands, Aerosmith.  They had a monkey song in 1989 from their PUMP album called, "Monkey on my back."

And lastly, but not leastly.....  (e-hem....)  My favorite Monkey song of all time by the late, great George Michael.  He was taken too soon from us on December 25, 2016.  Dance for George, my friend.   Dance for George.

Maybe one more..... because Train loves this one and knows all the words to this Monkey Classic: