A Southern California man spotted what he believed to be an ape while hiking in La Crescenta last week.
“Something was in the trees going from tree to tree, so I figured it was a bird or something,” Jacob Gardiner told CBS Los Angeles.
He took video of his walk, and when he watched it back, he realized it could be an ape.
After viewing the video, Andrew Hughan from California Fish and Wildlife said, “We’ve had this before where we get exotic pets and people can’t take care of them. They either let them go or escape.”
Hughan also said apes can be extremely dangerous, so if you see it, don’t monkey around with it!