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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 27, 2012
Location: Pender County, North Carolina

Animal: Macaque
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: In response to multiple bite reports, Pender County Sheriff's Office Animal Control removed a pet monkey named Elvis from the home of Nancy Browning. The male macaque had reportedly bitten one of Browning's neighbors for the second time in two months. According to officials, the animal had bitten the woman once before and her son twice. After the first incident, the macaque had been quarantined in the home for 30 days for observation. State authorities have stepped in and ordered the euthanization of the monkey and testing for rabies.

Source: WWAY TV3.com

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