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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 23, 2012
Location: Okeechobee, Florida

Animal: Macaque
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A 9-year old macaque owned as a pet was shot and killed after he attacked his owner. The macaque escaped from the home and when his owner tried to catch him with a net, the macaque attacked - biting him in the butt & thigh and tearing apart his right hand severing tendons. The owners friend shot the macaque to stop the attack.

Source: The Palm Beach Post

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