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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 11, 2011
Location: Hempstead, Texas

Animal: Capuchin Monkey
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A Capuchin monkey, one of ten that were let loose when wildfires forced evacuation in Warren County, bit a game warden and was euthanized. The couple responsible for the monkeys and who released them also own three other primates who they took with them during the evacuation. Two other primates are still on the loose. They are assumed to be stressed and considered dangerous.

Source: YourHoustonNews.com, Houston Chronicle, MadisonvilleMeteor.com

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