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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: SC

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Location/Date Description Species
Apr 04, 2014
Mount Pleasamt, SC
The snake of a Gaboon Viper, a highly poisonous snake, was found outside of... Reptile
Dec 03, 2012
Charleston, SC
A giraffe named Melman, to be used as part of a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony,... Other
May 10, 2012
Cleveland, SC
Eight venomous snakes were found living in a home amongst 3-year old and 2-month... Reptile
Jun 21, 2011
Myrtle Beach, SC
Resident in the neighborhood of the Forestbrook area have been reporting sightings... Reptile
Sep 24, 2009
Pickens County, SC
A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized with severe injuries after one of two "pet"... Bear
Jun 12, 2009
Columbia, SC
A gorilla briefly escaped his enclosure at the Riverbank Zoo and Garden and... Primate
Mar 06, 2009
Myrtle Beach, SC
A man who kept a hyena in his backyard, in a chain-link pen with a dog house,... Other
Jun 05, 2008
Isle of Palms, SC
Wildlife officials ordered everyone out of the water near the barrier island... Reptile
Jun 15, 2007
Winston-Salem, SC
A 5-year-old child received a minor injury at the New River Zoo when a coatimundi... Other
Mar 22, 2007
Durham, SC
Durham health officials were trying to contact parents whose children may have... Other
Jan 31, 2007
Orangeburg, SC
Officers investigating a break-in at local residence found a 10-ft-long albino... Reptile
Nov 17, 2006
Spartanburg, SC
A 48-year-old Asian elephant, Donna, died suddenly at Hollywild Animal Park.... Elephant
Feb 07, 2004
Yemassee, SC
A woman ran into a “pet” hippopotamus with her car and killed the animal.... Other
Dec 27, 2003
Summerville, SC
A "pet" 4-year-old African serval escaped and was on the loose. Native to Africa,... Small Cat
Oct 23, 2003
Mauldin, SC
Golden Strip residents reported in the previous few weeks at least eight sightings... Big Cat
Mar 11, 2003
North Charleston, SC
While being moved from Roark’s Reptile Safari (non-AZA) to spend the rest... Reptile
Dec 30, 2002
Laurens County, SC
A 200-lb "pet" cougar escaped from a family’s backyard, where the “owners”... Big Cat
Jul 28, 2002
Charleston, SC
A "pet" skunk bit a veterinary technician. A circuit judge ordered that the... Other
Jul 23, 2002
Lexington County, SC
Two lion cubs escaped from their pens. Big Cat
Apr 25, 2002
Easley, SC
An 8-year-old boy was bitten on the leg by his father’s “pet” tiger. Big Cat

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