WFAATV's Mike Castellucci stumbled across this Facebook page Thursday and was introduced to Tyler, a monkey whose owners live in Terrell.

After having the pet for 20 years, the family says the city is making them give up Tyler because he's an exotic animal.

WFAA spoke to the Terrell police chief and head of animal control late Thursday afternoon.

Chief Jody Lay said it's a matter of safety, but he'd be happy to grandfather Tyler into the ordinance if his owners could prove they lived within the city limits before the ordinance was passed.

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