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9 Things You Missed In Local Newspapers This Week

Featuring escaping monkeys, "suspicious" chocolate wrappers and "leopards" roaming the countryside.

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In all, six monkeys got free before being rounded up. As the Belfast Telegraph reports: "Bystanders watched as the animal fell from the tree after being shot with the tranquilliser gun. Five out of the six escapees have now been captured – one brought down with a rugby tackle."

Achievement unlocked: rugby tackled rare escaping monkey.


The scene was dramatic: "On arrival, crews confirmed one Labrador puppy was stuck and got to work to release it using small tools."

But relax: "The puppy was unharmed".


Big cat expert and blogger Neil Arnold tells the Kent Messenger there's evidence of big cats in Kent dating back hundreds of years. And be very afraid:

"He believes the only explanation is a breeding community of puma, lynx and black leopards."