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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 07, 2014
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut

Animal: Marmoset
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: Authorities arrested a Connecticut mom and took away her pet marmoset after it scratched the woman's 10-year old daughter. State law prohibits residents from owning primates that weigh more than 50 pounds. The woman was charged with illegal possession of an exotic or dangerous animal. The marmoset was confiscated.

Source: NBC Connecticut.com

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