Pets can be a wonderful addition to a family unit. In addition to the love and care they can provide, however, there also comes an unfortunate - if usually small - chance of animal attacks occurring involving the pet harming a person. Such a case recently happened and while it doesn't feature the usual animals, a familiar liability issue could arise.
A woman is recovering after being bitten on the arm by a monkey outside of a California pizzeria. The incident started when one of three monkeys a woman was holding ran across the parking lot. The victim picked up the small monkey and was returning it to the owner when the animal attacked and bit her arm. All three monkeys were taken from the owner by animal services because the owner lacked the proper exotic animal permits to own the animals legally. The monkey that bit the woman has been placed in confinement where it will stay for six months to determine if it has rabies.