South Florida police: Lemurs caught after attacking child

Owner claims someone broke into cages, set lemurs free

Published On: Jan 21 2013 05:11:40 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 05:12:33 PM EST
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

Two lemurs on the loose have been captured early Monday morning after police say they received a report that the lemurs attacked a 2-year-old girl in South Florida.

WPLG-TV reports that around 2 a.m. North Miami Beach police say they received the call about the lemurs on the loose around 2049 NE 173rd St.

Officers arrived to find one lemur in a tree and the other a block away. A 2-year-old girl, who police say was getting home with her parents, was attacked as she got out of her family's car. The child suffered scratches to her face and was treated at the scene.

Officers have reunited the lemurs with the owner. Police say the man claims someone broke into the cages in his back yard by cutting the lock.