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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 24, 2011
Location: Washington County, Pennsylvania

Animal: Caiman
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Abandoned animal, Escape of animal, Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: A group working to clean up Chartiers Creek captured a caiman, a close relative of the alligator. Wildlife officials suspect the caiman was purchased as a pet then released when it got too big to keep in aquarium. The animal would not have been able to survive the winter in PA.

Source: WTAE.com

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