The Allure of Exotic Pets Bring Risks to Owners, Animals

Cathie Ake loved her animals. She adored her typical brood of prized Pomeranians and also doted on her decidedly less common pets, including monkeys, llamas, wallabies and her new camel. But in April 2007, when a television news crew visited her family's Wewahitchka, Fla., ranch to film Polo the camel and their other exotic animals, Polo began kicking Ake. Donnie Ake, who was at work at the time, said his wife, 55, tried to get out of the camel's enclosure when Polo kicked her and knocked her...Full Story
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