Dog Riding Monkeys Race Through WXIN

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By Kevin Eck Comment

Indianapolis FOX affiliate WXIN entered YouTube territory during its morning news show yesterday.

While promoting Saturday’s Professional Bull Riders event in Indianapolis, the station was visited by Megan and Sam, two Pop Tart eating Border Collie riding Capuchin monkeys who make up “Team Ghost Riders.”

WXIN anchor Angela Ganote introduced the pair along with trainer Tim ‘Wild Thang’ Lepard. The monkeys the showed their stuff by racing up and down one of the station hallways. Megan and her steed crossed the line first, helped by the fact they only raced halfway and then turned around while Sam dutifully ran the whole route. You can watch the video after the jump.

When Ganote asked ‘Wild Thang’ what it took to to train a monkey to ride a dog, Lepard said simply, “Love.”

Here’s the edited version of the race:

[WXIN]

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