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99-year-old Florida woman wakes up to exotic animal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and finding an exotic animal staring you down.

That's exactly what happened to a 99-year-old woman in Florida.

At first she thought it was a cat, but then she got a good look it and realized it was a kinkajou. 

"A kinkajou is native to Central and South America," veterinarian Dr. Don Harris explained. "It's in the raccoon family, but it looks a lot more like a monkey. Most people would think it's a type of monkey." 

Officials say the kinkajou was being kept as a pet.

Somehow, it must have escaped.

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