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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 30, 2011
Location: Reidsville, North Carolina

Animal: Capuchin Monkey
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death
Species: Primate

Summary: A pet capuchin monkey bit and scratched a human care-giver and escaped from his cage and was later euthanized to test for rabies. The monkey was being kept in violation of a county ordinance prohibiting residents from owning exotic animals.

Source: wxii12.com, FoxCarolina.com

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