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Pet monkey euthanized after biting N.Y. woman

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ONEIDA CASTLE, N.Y. >> Authorities say a pet Capuchin monkey has been euthanized to test it for rabies after the animal escaped from its owner and bit a central New York woman.

WSYR-TV in Syracuse reports that the monkey named Jada escaped from its home by opening a screen door. The animal later wandered into the woman’s yard in Oneida Castle, 25 miles east of Syracuse, and bit her on the finger as she played with her son Wednesday.

Oneida County Health Department officials told the station Friday that the monkey was euthanized on Wednesday.

Under New York state law, the monkey had to be tested for rabies. To check the animal for rabies, its brain tissue had to be examined. Officials say they expect to receive the results of the rabies test on Friday.

 

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