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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 03, 2013
Location: Godfrey, Illinois

Animal: Java Macque
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A 6-year old boy was bitten on his forearm by a pet primate when the boy tried to pet the primate's companion dog at a dog event. The owner of the two animals stated that the primate was possessive over the dog. The boy was treated at a hospital and released. Animal control officials are investigating the matter.

Source: SJ-R.com, Riverfront Times

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