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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 18, 2009
Location: Salem, Oregon

Animal: Capuchin Monkey
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A 6-year-old girl suffered two puncture wounds just below her left eye when she attempted to pet a monkey at Riverfront Park. The monkey's possessor took the monkey and fled. The police were searching for the possessor. Child was treated and released. **Update 04/21/09: The possessor was found and showed that the monkey was his service monkey. The child had been warned not to pet him but didn't listen. The monkey was quarantined for six months.

Source: www.statesmanjournal.com

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