Monkey on the loose, Knoxville animal control working to capture it

FILE - In this April 2, 2013 file picture, Capuchin monkey "Mally" sits on the head of an employee in an animal shelter in Munich, Germany. Justin Bieber's pet monkey is set to become the property of Germany. Mally the Monkey was seized by German customs March 28 when Bieber failed to produce required vaccination and import papers for the animal after landing in Munich. He said the customs authority will formally transfer ownership of the animal to the German state on Tuesday May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police Department says a monkey is on the loose in North Knoxville. It is believed the animal is a legal pet that escaped.

Animal control responded to the call but was unsuccessful at catching the animal. A traditional dog and cat trap was set up Tuesday morning.

Knoxville police is no longer searching for the monkey and says this is beyond the department’s experience. Tennessee Wildlife Resouces Agency was contacted, however, it did not respond due to the type of animal.