Squirrel monkey

Pictured is a squirrel monkey.

At first, Gettysburg policemen and firemen thought the call they received around 8 p.m. on June 17, 1960, was a crank call. However, more than one person called in to report the same thing. According to the Gettysburg Times, “... residents there insisted there was a monkey swinging through the trees…”

Both the Gettysburg Police and Fire Department responded to the call, which took them out to Hillcrest Place, where they discovered that a squirrel monkey was indeed playing in the trees.

“Looking Back” with James Rada Jr. is published in the Gettysburg Times every Wednesday.

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