**To catch a monkey, it is necessary to employ a method that utilizes the monkey’s natural curiosity as an advantage. First, bait the monkey with some food in a box or cage that traps the animal once it closes. For example, some people use a box with a banana inside that can only be opened by pushing a lever.
When the monkey takes the bait and closes the box, the lever activates and releases a trap door, trapping the monkey until it can be retrieved. **