99-Year-Old Woman Wakes Up To Kinkajou On Her Chest
A 99-year-old Miami woman woke up to find a kinkajou on her chest without any recollection of how it got there.
The exotic animal, part of the raccoon family, had escaped from his owner’s home and ended up on the chest of the elderly woman. These animals are usually found in Central and South America.
“I guess she thought maybe it was a cat, but once they got a look at each other — classic — both of them screamed and both of them ran,” said Dr. Don Harris of the South Dade Animal Hospital. The animal was taken to the South Dade Animal Hospital after the encounter occurred.
“The lady ran to get help, to call her daughter and the kinkajou ran up to the attic,” Harris told WEVN-TV.
The 99-year-old woman screamed in panic and the animal scurried away, according to a Cathy Moghari, a family friend who helped rescue the animal.
The kinkajou’s owner was scheduled to pick it up at the South Dade Animal Hospital. The woman’s name has not been released to the public.