There’s a random monkey on the loose in Portland, Maine.

Perhaps he is America’s most patriotic monkey?

If you were in Portland on Monday, more specifically in the Tandem Coffee and Bakery area on Congress Street, you may have seen something that you’re not used to or that made you feel like you were losing your mind. Because, according to reports, there was a monkey who was rolling the dice on his life and running in front of passing cars.

A post on the Portland, Maine Facebook group by Anna McMurchy recounted her experience with the monkey on the loose at random, which she actually quickly mistook for a chipmunk at first.

“This may sound crazy, but is anyone missing a monkey? On Monday, I was driving my friend to the bus station, and while we were driving through the center of town near Tandem Coffee and Bakery, a little critter came across running down the street in front of my car.At first, I thought it must be a squirrel (it was too big to be a chipmunk), but as we got closer, I saw that it had a round head, funny ears, and a skinny little tail. I thought I was crazy if my friend hadn’t seen it too and gasped, ‘Is that a monkey?’ We googled it and it looks like a baby rhesus macaque. Has anyone else seen something similar downtown? It really baffled us.”

Animal control has been contacted

Despite some commenters urging animal control not to call out of fear the monkey would be euthanized, one Mainer in the thread mentioned that he approached animal control at the behest of the exotic wildlife sanctuary. For now, the monkey still appears to be on the loose and it is not known if he is still near Tandem Coffee and Bakery.

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However, if you come across the monkey, don’t get involved and call the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland at 207-854-9771 with location information.

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