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09/13/2010 08:03 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Naughty Animals: 9 Notorious Offenders On The Run (PHOTOS)

As human development continues to spread into the few remnants of untouched wilderness that remain, encounters between local wildlife and people grow more common, sometimes with unpleasant results.

While animals can't ever truly be criminals -- as the only laws they abide by are Mother Nature's -- they still tend to arouse the haughty pursuit and vigilant retaliation of angry people who have fallen victim to the creature's instinct to survive.

Whether burglarizing for a meal, fleeing captivity, or just looking to have some fun, these gangster baboons, inebriated beach monkeys, and pizza-eating bear bandits have all earned themselves rascal reputations.

Check out our list of 9 fugitive fauna, and vote for the most notorious of the bunch!

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