Cathy Mogari, a family friend, rushed to the old lady’s house. Still frightened, the woman managed to tell Cathy that the animal had escaped into the attic. Cathy climbed up to take a look and saw a furry brown monkey-like creature with a long tail. Because of her experience with exotic animals, she knew what it was - a kinkajou! (Related to raccoons, kinkajous live in rain-forests in Central and South America. They are nocturnal tree-dwellers and use their long tails as extra arms. Though they’re usually timid, they can give a nasty bite.)
Shortly afterward, Ray and Banana were reunited. Ray was very relieved at finding his exotic pet, and Banana seemed happy to be safe at home again!