Tuesday/ only in Florida

I saw this old news clip from 2016 on Twitter. A 99-year old woman in Miami woke up with a strange animal sleeping on her chest: a kinkajou (Potos flavus).

Luckily, says the veterinarian that took care of the kinkajou, it was a ‘domesticated’ animal. (They did track the owners down. Kinkajous cannot really be domesticated, but the animal was obviously used to humans).

Still from the Miami TV station’s video that reported the kinkajou incident. I object to the language the reporter used:  ‘Imagine waking up to THIS (thing) sleeping on your chest’.  Hey: it’s an animal that should not have been taken out of its natural environment.

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