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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 15, 2003
Location: Rockwell, North Carolina

Animal: Leopard or Jaguar; Cobra
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Charlotte Metro Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile, Big Cat

Summary: Samson, a leopard or jaguar at Charlotte Metro Zoo, while being used in a television commercial for the Carolina Panthers, bit the zoo’s owner. In a separate incident, a cobra used for a Carolina Cobras football team commercial got loose during filming.

Source: Salisbury Post

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