“A woman has been hospitalized with serious injuries to her face, neck and hands after a pet chimpanzee attacked her at a friend’s home in Stamford, Connecticut.
Travis is shown in 2003, when he escaped and “wreaked havoc” on the streets of Stamford, Connecticut.
1 of 2 Charla Nash, 55, had just arrived at her friend Sandra Herold’s house when the chimp, named Travis, jumped on her and began biting and mauling her, according to Stamford Police Capt. Rich Conklin, who said the attack was unprovoked.
Herold had called Nash over to her house to help get Travis back inside after he used a key to free himself from the house.
After the attack, Herold was unable to pull the primate off her friend. She then called 911 before grabbing a butcher knife and stabbing the chimp, who police said was like a child to her.
Stamford police shot the chimp multiple times when he ripped off a side mirror and tried to enter a police cruiser, Conklin said. Travis returned to the house and died inside.
Seriously? A CHIMPANZEE as a household pet? And to keep him even after he escaped and “wreaked havoc” before? I just don’t get it. Why on earth would someone have an animal like this as a household pet?
What’s the strangest pet you’ve ever heard of? Or met/known about in person?