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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 20, 2012
Location: Woodville, Rhode Island

Animal: Nilgai
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Animal health issue, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Other

Summary: An exotic antelope called a Nilgai escaped while being traquilized in preparation to be shipped to a sanctuary. Officials put out a statement warning people not to shoot the animal thinking it was a deer because the animal could pose a deadly threat to humans if consumed. An investigation is underway to whether permits were ever issued to keep the animals.

Source: 630 WPRO.com

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