Tons of monkeys swinging from the trees of the cemetery by residents

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Troop of monkeys spotted by cemetery tree dwellers as Cincinnati police say they most likely came from private home

  • Sammy Trinh videotaped the five monkeys swinging from trees at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on West Eight Street & Enright Avenue in East Price Hill, Ohio
  • The images seem to show creatures sitting in the tree during the dark night
  • Cincinnati police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. on Wednesday and reported seeing no monkeys
  • Authorities returned to the cemetery on Thursday morning along with David Orban – director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo
  • Orban said Trinh’s video is too dark and blurry to know for sure if the animals seen are monkeys

Cincinnati authorities say a barrel of monkeys spotted by residents of a local cemetery most likely came from a local home.

Sammy Trinh made a video of the five monkeys swinging from trees at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on West Eight Street & Enright Avenue in East Price Hill, Ohio.

The images seem to show creatures sitting in the tree during the dark night.

Cincinnati police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, reporting that they had not seen any monkeys, GOLF 3 reports.

Residents of a Cincinnati neighborhood have reported seeing monkeys swinging from St. Joseph's Cemetery on West Eight Street & Enright Avenue in East Price Hill, Ohio

Residents of a Cincinnati neighborhood have reported seeing monkeys swinging from St. Joseph’s Cemetery on West Eight Street & Enright Avenue in East Price Hill, Ohio

Police added that they take the sightings seriously and believe the story is “ real, ” adding that they believe the monkeys came from a private collection.

Authorities returned to the cemetery Thursday morning, along with David Orban – director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo.

“There’s not much we can do until we get a confirmed sighting from the Cincinnati Police Department,” Orban said, adding that no animals escaped the zoo.

Orban said Trinh’s video is too dark and blurry to know for sure if the animals seen are monkeys.

Cincinnati police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. on Wednesday and reported seeing no monkeys.  Authorities returned to the cemetery on Thursday morning along with David Orban - director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. on Wednesday and reported seeing no monkeys.  Authorities returned to the cemetery on Thursday morning along with David Orban - director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. on Wednesday and reported seeing no monkeys. Authorities returned to the cemetery on Thursday morning along with David Orban – director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cheeky Twitter account, Price Hill Monkeys, has made funny comments as authorities and media search for the junk

Cheeky Twitter account, Price Hill Monkeys, has made funny comments as authorities and media search for the junk

Cheeky Twitter account, Price Hill Monkeys, has made funny comments as authorities and media search for the junk

He added that “countless species of animals can occupy trees,” and it was difficult to determine the size and appearance of the animals in the video.

Until we can identify them in daylight, it’s hard to know. The Cincinnati Zoo will be here to help and confirm, but we need a confirmed sighting at this point, ” he added.

“If anyone has a confirmed sighting of these monkeys, they should call the Cincinnati Police Department.”

Orban concluded that ‘as with all wild animals, people have to keep their distance. It is best to call the Cincinnati Police Department and let them know they have a sighting. ‘

A cheeky Twitter account, Price Hill Monkeys, has provided amusing commentary as authorities and the media search for the junk.

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