Pet monkey takes on mechanical bull at NEA District Fair

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Northeast Arkansas District Fair is in town and with it comes food, fun and an array of carnival rides.

Wednesday night the mechanical bull ride drew a lot of attention, but for a different reason. Fair patrons lined up to watch "Monkers" the monkey take his turn on the bull.

On a normal night, Monkers can be found taking pictures with people for a price. However Wednesday night was a different story. Monkers owner, Bob Lewis, let him go for a ride on the mechanical bull.

Though it took quite a bit of coaxing from Lewis and cheering from the crowd, Monkers finally got on though he didn't seem too fond of the bull.

Lewis said he's had Monkers for four years but this is the first time he's ever done anything like this.

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