The Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene of a truck crash on Route 54 in Montour County, PA, according to the New York Times, where 100 crab-eating macaque monkeys, which are often used in scientific research and can cost up to $10,000 each, were being driven to a lab in Florida.

According to NBC News, four monkeys fled the scene, but all the loose monkeys have been rounded up and accounted for. The multi-vehicle crash closed Route 54 near Interstate 80 for about three hours, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

At the two-vehicle crash, temperatures were expected to dive near zero in Montour County.  The pickup truck carrying the monkeys collided with a dump truck, and that's when four of the monkeys freaked out and ran from the wreckage. None of the macaques were injured in the accident.

I'm happy to report that all four monkeys have been located and are safe. During the early onset of the pandemic, these specific types of monkeys were in high demand for coronavirus vaccine research. It's time for some crab-eating Macaque monkey fun facts.

  • There are 2.5 million crab-eating macaques living in the wild.
  • These pesky macaques live in Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, and Cambodia.
  • They live in social groups from 3-30 group members.
  • They are cute at birth but when they become aggressive, they are nasty bad.
  • The macaques can travel from tree to tree at 30mph.
  • DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES buy one for a pet! Why? Because they carry diseases, are aggressive towards humans, and will poop on your head whenever they damn well feel like it.

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