If this was a movie, a pandemic would already have broken out and we would be locked in our houses, frantically checking the news and cursing every monkey that ever walked the earth.
Luckily, in real-life, an escaped macaque in an airport isn't quite as dramatic.
Still, Dawkins the macaque caused quite a stir at San Antonio airport yesterday when he broke out of his crate while being transported to to the Born Free USA sanctuary for primates.
Luckily, after wandering around the cargo bay for a while (he wasn't anywhere near the terminal building with humans, more's the pity), the mischievous monkey was cornered and tranquilised before he harmed himself or anyone else.
At least his 'hero' status at the sanctuary is confirmed.
See pics below:
We are aware that there are news reports ab a primate loose at the San Antonio Airport. It is Dawkins, who was scheduled to arrive at our Sanctuary today. We are working with authorities to keep the situation under control & to make sure Dawkins arrives at the Sanctuary ASAP.
— BornFreeUSA (@BornFreeUSA) May 21, 2018
Caught on camera. Baboon that escaped enclosure at San Antonio Intl Airport has been captured. pic.twitter.com/Cjy0OuMUxX
— Kari Lake Fox 10 (@KariLakeFox10) May 21, 2018
— KENS 5 (@KENS5) May 21, 2018
— Ryan Wolf (@ryanwolf) May 21, 2018
UPDATE ON DAWKINS: Dawkins has arrived, safe and sound, at our Primate Sanctuary! The stress of his journey and brief escape at the airport has tired him, but he is doing well. Thank you to everyone for your support and concern. We will post additional updates tomorrow.
— BornFreeUSA (@BornFreeUSA) May 22, 2018