From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: April 12, 2007
||Deputy Eric Gulbranson|
||Monkey at Large
||April 8, 2007|
||Approximately 4:15 PM|
||800 block of N. River Bend Road, Otis, Oregon |
On 04/08/07 at about 4:15 pm, Deputy Gulbranson responded to the 800 block of N. River Bend Road, Otis regarding a report of a monkey at large. Animal Control Officer Beckstead responded to assist. The report was that a 15 to 20 pound monkey was running through the neighborhood attempting to attack residents. At one point the monkey cornered a resident in his own garage. Upon Deputy Gulbranson's arrival, he learned that the monkey was captured by its owner, Douglas Rhoton, age 42 or Otis. Rhoton told Deputy Gulbranson that his 12 year old money had escaped through a small hole in its cage. Rhoton will being submitting the proper paperwork for a permit to keep an exotic animal.
No person may keep an exotic animal in this state unless, before acquiring the animal, the person possesses a vaild State Department of Agriculture permit for that animal.
"Exotic Animal" is defined as:
- Any member of the family Felidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Felis catus (domestic cat);
- Any nonhuman primate;
- Any wolf;
- Any member of the family Canidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Canis familiaris (domestic dog);
- Any bear, except the black bear.
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