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The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) stated in a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 2) night that the Segar Road monkey that has been attacking residents has finally been caught.
The elusive primate was caught by a joint team made up of AVA, Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (Acres) and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
Stomper fireairsg and Anonymous alerted Stomp to the operation to catch the monkey.
fireairsg also sent a dramatic video of the monkey taking a five-storey fall, hitting the metal shelters above the windows on the way down
The team, however, caught it before it hit the ground.
The monkey is now in the car of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
A photo Stomper Anonymous sent to Stomp shows the team loading the monkey into a van after it was caught.
The monkey literally launched itself to infamy after a slate of attacks on residents around Bukit Panjang.
In March, Stomper Dave filmed the hungry monkey chasing after a woman at a playground at Block 471 Segar Road.
On April 10, Stomper Emmanuel stated how the monkey would wreak havoc by breaking the potted plants in his balcony and making a mess.
An elderly man was sent to hospital after getting attacked by a monkey at the void deck of Block 472 in Segar Road on Apr 17.
Stomper Ruth's sister, who is staying on the 7th storey of Block 471 in Segar Road, was attacked by the monkey earlier that same day.
The Stomp Team subsequently made a trip down to the area to speak to residents about what was going on.
Among them was Stomper Zenn, a resident of Block 468, who was the third victim of a monkey attack on Apr 18.
Stomper Kesavan spotted a group of people teaming up in an attempt to catch a "troublesome" monkey at Block 469 Segar Road this morning (Apr 20) at around 9am.
Two videos that he filmed show staff from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) at the scene with a multitude of equipments.
No monkeys were caught during this operation.
Stomper Tan was at the void deck of Block 436 Fajar Road in Bukit Panjang at around 10.30am on Apr 21 when he spotted a monkey climbing on a fence around a gardening area.
Stomper Kartik also alerted Stomp to a monkey spotted along Gangsa Road that same afternoon.
AVA told The Straits Times that it had received about 160 pieces of feedback on monkey attacks and nuisance in the estate since October 2016.
Five cameras had been deployed at the estate and a nearby park to help catch the monkey, The New Paper reported on Tuesday.
The spokesman said the cameras were to give the AVA a better understanding of the monkey's movements, allowing for more targeted operations.
In its Facebook, AVA also reminded the public not to feed monkeys, as feeding alters their behaviour and causes them to become reliant on humans for food.
"You can also help to minimise the risk of monkey nuisance by keeping your windows and doors closed as much as possible, keeping food out of sight from the monkeys and practicing good food refuse management, such as double knotting garbage bags and disposing garbage in bins with secured lids," it said in the post.