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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 30, 2000
Location: Columbia, Maryland

Animal: Spider Monkey
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A "pet" spider monkey escaped from its home and roamed a Columbia neighborhood. A woman saw the monkey in her tree and went to feed the monkey a piece of bread. The monkey charged after her, grabbed the piece of bread, and bit the woman on her upper left thigh. The monkey was not recaptured.

Source: Washington Post

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