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Anchor learned not to mess with monkey again

Monkey Bops Anchor on the Head During Interview

An anchor for Great Day Houston, a morning show on KHOU, learned not to mess with guests when they come in for an interview. You never know when they might retaliate.


An anchor in Houston learned really quickly not to tease the guests, especially when the guest is a monkey.

That's right, the monkey gave the anchor Deborah Duncan a good ol' bop on the head for teasing him with that grape. Hey, can you blame him?!

The monkey was Wilson, a Capuchin monkey. He was on KHOU with Dr. Brian Staples, a zoologist who created Staples Safari Zoo, whose mission is to connect America's youth to the natural world.
According to the Staples Safari Zoo website, "the zoo cares for more than 120 exotic animals, nearly all of which have been rescued ..."

And Wilson is quite the superstar. He's Dr. Staples' most recognized animal, and was in the movie "Dr. Dolittle." His biography on the zoo website says, "Wilson is most happy with a straw and juice box in hand."

So Duncan probably shouldn't have taunted the little guy with that grape. But it seems like Wilson also might be a bit of a diva. Apparently he's got quite the ego, and he's called 'Wilson the Diva,' He has twitter followers, he travels, and he's had celeb encounters.

KHOU tweeted about the incident, saying '#Monkey slaps KHOU's Deborah Duncan.'

One tweeter, Robbie, responded, 'Remind me never to get between a monkey and his snack..'

That sounds like a good idea, Robbie... at least not in between Wilson and his snacks!

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sdeannewyork April 29 2014 at 7:51 PM

She's lucky she wasn't bitten. These little guys don't take it kindly when you tease them with their food.

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nogopea April 30 2014 at 12:23 AM

Now how did I know every moron con would be here?You idiots are SOOOOOOOOOO predictable.

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mark and sheri April 30 2014 at 1:56 AM

Famous old joke. Son told his Dad about the Theory of Evolution. Dad shot back. "Well, Your Dad may be a Monkey, but Mine isn't!"
I wonder if the Host taunts her pets that way. Someone call PETA.

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hellyon3too mark and sheri April 30 2014 at 7:05 AM

PETA would kill the monkey.

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I LOVE YOU JENNY April 29 2014 at 4:38 PM

Or should I run????????

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dickn2000b April 29 2014 at 2:37 PM

"Reporter never should have tease her guest" And yet another misspelled headline from the AOL/Fluffpost Flakes. It's "Teased"...past tense...not "tease." The worst news agency on earth!

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tangledweb1027 dickn2000b April 30 2014 at 7:11 AM

Another example of our overpaid teachers' products.

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LewTag April 29 2014 at 4:52 PM

Remember the chimp that bit off that woman's hands and face..I would never get that close to one...dumb...

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tangledweb1027 LewTag April 30 2014 at 7:10 AM

This is not a chimp. It's a capuchin monkey a much smaller animal. Still,it's apparently smart enough to discipline an idiot.

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patriot1too April 30 2014 at 6:51 AM

No doubt the obama mess will come out with a press comference stateing that this was racist and if he had a son it would look like. Typical.

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dfoulds936 patriot1too April 30 2014 at 8:10 AM

Another stupid Obama post. Do you people really think you sound intelligent by posting this bull on every article on the internet? It only proves you're one of the sheep and don't have a mind of your own.

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edhowell April 29 2014 at 1:57 PM

Seems the monkey might have more intelligence than the one who headlined this article. And, I amNOT a racist.

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rosasturtles1 April 29 2014 at 1:57 PM

Haha.. Good for the monkey

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Tutu April 29 2014 at 8:54 PM

You simply do not screw around with a wild animal.

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