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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 07, 2012
Location: Paso Robles, California

Animal: Javan Macaque
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Primate

Summary: A Javan macaque kept illegally as a pet in Paso Robles bit a woman caring for it causing severe injuries on her arm and finger. The macaque is believed to belong to the woman's boyfriend. The macaque was kept in a small dog crate inside the couple's trailer and was being fed Frosted Flakes. California Fish and Game is handling the investigation and the owner could be charged with unlawful possession of a restricted species. The macaque has been taken into quarantine for 60 days.

Source: San Luis Obispo.com

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