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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 22, 2008
Location: McKinney, Texas

Animal: Alligators, other
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death
Species: Reptile, Other

Summary: 200 animals died as a result of an early morning fire in a local pet wholesale shop. A malfunctioning heat lamp was believed to have sparked the fire. Two 3-ft-long alligators managed to escape their cage and were swimming along the flooded floor. The store sold exotic reptiles, hamsters and birds.

Source: www.dallasnews.com

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