An interesting factoid about Florida : They used to shoot Tarzan movies here – in the Ocala National Forest outside Ocala, Florida . They brought monkeys to appear in the movies, but some of the monkeys escaped from the movie set and into the forest. Many of them survived in the forest – eating what they could find. They maintained their numbers and actually increased their numbers. There is a particular tourist destination called Silver Springs where one can ride in a touring trolley and view the wildlife of Florida – wildlife which now includes these monkeys. The monkeys, however, have turned into a bit of a menace. They have been known to jump aboard the tourist trolley and rage on the passengers – biting and scratching at them, stealing items and so on. I heard an amazing story about these monkeys: Once there was a horrible outbreak of rabies among the monkey population. These already peevish monkeys took a turn for the supremely evil. Their sudden and terrible change of behavior was first noticed on one of the touring trolleys. A crazed, rabies aflicted monkey snatched out the eyeball of a small child and ate it right before the incredulous eyes of the other passengers. All tourism in the area ceased. Terrified residents cowered in their homes, and martial law was declared in all the towns surrounding the Ocala National Forest . To make things even worse, a tractor trailer carrying a shipment of switchblade knives wrecked near the forest dumping its contents all over the roadway. Approximately 70 monkeys swooped in and armed themselves. They made a mess out of the poor driver of the tractor trailer, and then they charged into Ocala, slicing to ribbons anyone foolish enough to disobey the order to stay indoors. So by now you’ve realized that... well, read here.
And then you might as well read about these lucky ass cats.