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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: VA

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Location/Date Description Species
Jun 24, 2013
Chesterfield County, VA
A man caught a 9-foot albino python that was headed down a drain and took the... Reptile
Nov 29, 2012
Chesterfield, VA
A family visiting the Metro-Richmon Zoo witnessed a deadly attack of a tiger... Big Cat
Nov 05, 2012
Roanoke, VA
An 8-foot python escaped from its tank and was on the loose for 2 months before... Reptile
Oct 02, 2012
Chesterfield, VA
Police say a man found dead in his home appeared to have suffered a snake bite.... Reptile
Sep 28, 2012
Vienna, VA
Meghan Mogensen, the director for the Reston Zoo, was found guilty of drowning... Other
Sep 20, 2012
Portsmouth, VA
Animal control officers responding to a call for a stray dog instead found a... Reptile
Sep 05, 2012
Roanoke, VA
An 8-foot, 60-pound pet python went missing from a residence and has not been... Reptile
Aug 24, 2012
York County, VA
A 10-foot Burmese python that had been missing for over a month was found alive... Reptile
Aug 23, 2012
Chesterfield, VA
A business owner discovered a 6-8 foot red tail boa in his supply room and called... Reptile
Jul 18, 2012
Charlottesville, VA
A large snake, possibly a Burmese python, is thought to have been set free by... Reptile
Jul 09, 2012
York County, VA
A 10-foot Burmese python is on the loose after escaping from its enclosure from... Reptile
Feb 17, 2012
Vienna, VA
The Reston Zoo is under investigation after an employee told police the zoo... Other
Feb 03, 2012
Blacksburg, VA
VA Tech police are looking for leads on a cache of exotic pets found in a section... Reptile
Other
Aug 17, 2011
Norfolk, VA
A baby giraffe at the Virginia Zoo dies overnight of peritonitis. Other
Apr 30, 2011
Franklin, VA
A 30-pound male java macaque bit and attacked his owner when the owner rolled... Primate
Apr 06, 2011
Richmond, VA
A boa constrictor slithered out of a recently bought used chair. The snake... Reptile
Jul 23, 2010
Hanover, VA
Two chimpanzees are reported to have escaped their facility. One chimp was caught... Primate
Mar 24, 2010
Chesapeake, VA
A Chesapeake veteran was attacked by his service monkey and severely injured... Primate
Nov 16, 2008
Luray, VA
A 16-year-old volunteer zoo guide was bitten by a 5-year-old Bengal tiger when... Big Cat
Nov 11, 2008
Chesterfield, VA
Chesterfield's Animal Control is stepping up efforts to find an elusive lion... Big Cat

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