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Woman causes a stir by carrying dress-clad marmoset into Virginia courthouse in her bra

March 14, 2011 |  7:37 pm

Marmoset in a dress

AMHERST, Va. — A woman turned a few heads when she walked into a rural Virginia courthouse with a tiny monkey clad in a pink-and-white dress tucked in her bra.

The woman brought the palm-sized marmoset to Amherst County Courthouse on Thursday for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Officials apparently didn't notice the monkey until the woman went to an office to complete some paperwork.

In an interview with The News & Advance of Lynchburg, the woman says the marmoset is 7 weeks old and requires constant attention.

The woman tells the newspaper she bought the animal on an online auction site and had its clothes specially made in West Virginia.

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— Associated Press

Photo: Cara, a 7-week-old marmoset, sits on a desk at the Amhert County Courthouse in Amherst, Va., on March 10. Credit: Scott Marshall / Associated Press

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