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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 04, 2012
Location: Largo, Florida

Animal: Macaque
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: Largo police detained a man and his monkey in a traffic stop. This is the same and monkey in the 4/5/2012 Pasco County incident where a man flagged down an officer to say that his monkey had run off when he stopped at a gas station. Officials had been looking for him for potential violation of wildlife possession laws. The man had a lengthy criminal history involving multiple arrests on DUI and driving with a suspended license. Officials also filed charges for failure to meet minimum caging requirements and failure to document a source of acquisition for wildlife. The monkey is being held in quarantine.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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