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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 07, 2012
Location: Bellevue, Washington

Animal: Lynx
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Small Cat

Summary: A woman was attacked by her boyfriend's "pet" lynx. The lynx reportedly escaped from its cage and bit the woman while she was cleaning. Animal control took the animal and it is now in quarantine and they are looking into the incident as it is illegal to house a wild cat in most situations.

Source: Seattle.CBS Local.com, The Seattle Times, Associated Press

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