Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monkey Again Bites Owner In Chesapeake

monkey biteA Chesapeake man has been bitten by his monkey for the second time in two weeks.

Animal Control, police, and paramedics were called to the home of 60-year-old Joseph "Babe" Hamric about 10:00 p.m. Monday, where they found Hamric injured.

Hamric was taken to the hospital and treated for bites to his leg, according to police.

Police say the monkey was put back in his cage at Hamric's home Monday night, and Animal Control will follow up on the incident Tuesday.

Hamric's Capuchin monkey is a registered service animal who bit him on both hands March 17. Hamric said that incident happened because he had stepped on the monkey's tail.

Full story here.

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