National 30.7.2016 08:49 am

Monkey found wedged between car’s grille and radiator

A vervet monkey was trapped between the grille and the radiator of a VW Golf in Richards Bay. Photo: Zululand Observer

A vervet monkey was trapped between the grille and the radiator of a VW Golf in Richards Bay. Photo: Zululand Observer

The vervet monkey showed no obvious harm.

It may have been popular to have a ‘tiger’ in the tank in the mid 20th Century, as the popular advertising campaign suggested, but in Richards Bay, mechanics were startled to find a vervet monkey wedged between the grille and radiator of a VW GTI.

The Zululander Observer reports that mechanics at the Midbay Motors workshop in Richards Bay couldn’t believe their eyes as they found that a vervet monkey had somehow wedged itself in the front of the vehicle.

The noise, heat and even the cold air passing through the grille must surely have caused discomfort, but the tough guy showed no obvious harm.

He was packed into a box pending the arrival of the SPCA, who gave him a check-up before arranging him to be transferred to the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Durban.

Mechanics work together to safely remove the vervet monkey. Photo: Zululand Observer

Mechanics work together to safely remove the vervet monkey. Photo: Zululand Observer

Caxton News Service

 

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