This isn't the first time Richie has returned home with a man-made object — though, on a whole, that's actually not a good thing.
"In the case of the toy monkey, it's amusing. But most times it's not so amusing," Margulis said. "[We've seen] lots of plastic items, and items that represent an entanglement hazard for ospreys or a suffocation hazard even for their eggs. Most of the man-made objects ospreys collect aren't very funny at all."
Margulis hopes this will serve as a reminder for folks to be more mindful not to litter, as doing so can pose a real danger to wildlife — an important lesson indeed, provided by none other than a grinning orange monkey.