Escaped monkey ripped woman’s ear off in vicious attack on her doorstep

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    A woman faces losing hearing in one ear after her neighbour's pet monkey escaped and launched a brutal attack on her.

    Brittany Parker, from Oklahoma, US, was in her home when she noticed a monkey climbed onto her front porch and glare at her through the window.

    The mother said the monkey, who was owned by a neighbour, ripped off part of the home's door handle as it tried to get in.

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    She told Fox Oklahoma: "I was sitting here in this exact spot and I looked out the window and there was a monkey looking at me.

    "I took a second glance and said 'Oh my God! There is a monkey on the front porch.'

    "The monkey was trying to get into my house.

    "The little button that you push in on the screen door, he broke it off. I was literally hanging onto my door trying to hold it closed."

    Brittany called 911 but the scene turned ugly before officers arrived.

    "He jumped up on my back and landed on my head," she explained.

    "He started grabbing handfuls of hair and just ripped it out. He ripped my ear almost completely off of my head."

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    Parker said she is really worried for her children's safety. She added: "It was all very scary. It was very traumatising."

    A friend of Parker's fired two shots and killed the monkey named Jack, according to the owners.

    Dickson Police Chief Tim Duncan said in his 20 years of being in law enforcement, he’s seen a lot of animal-at-large calls – but never a monkey.

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    He revealed he was so taken aback by the call that he was not sure if it was a hoax.

    He said: "It’s Oklahoma, it happens. We get animal calls all the time. It’s something that we deal with, it’s just monkeys are not a normal thing for us."

    The police chief noted it is not illegal to have a pet monkey in the state.


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