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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 30, 2012
Location: Phoenix, New York

Animal: Ferrets, chincillas, red-tailed boa constrictor, ball pythons, carpet python, iguanas, armadillo lizard, bearded dragons, macaw,
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Abandoned animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Other

Summary: Police were called to an apartment where dead exotic animals were found. Police found five dead exotic aimals packed in plastic garbage bags along with several other animal bodies on the second floor. The apartment was filled with trash and animal feces; they also found evidence that some animals tried to burrow through a wall into the next apartment. Police had previously responded to animal complaints to this particular apartment before due to the man owning over 70 animals. He owned 5 dogs, 7 cats, 30 ferrets, 4 chinchillas, 1 red-tailed boa constrictor, 2 ball pythons, a carpet python, 2 iguanas, 1 armadillo lizard, 2 bearded dragons, 1 macaw, 2 prairie dogs, 2 squirrels, 1 red-footed tortoise, 1 leopard tortoise, 1 gecko, 1 tegu, 1 chameleon, and 2 hedgehogs. The species of the dead animals were not specified.

Source: Syracuse.com

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