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Cottage Grove police brief: Lemur gets attention

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A man’s unusual shoulder passenger caught police attention.

A Cottage Grove police officer stopped a man Aug. 27 to inquire about the animal on the man’s shoulder as he rode a bike in the 7000 block of 98th Street.

The man was carrying a ring-tailed lemur, which is among exotic animals prohibited in the city. The man said he was petsitting the lemur for his daughter. Police and an animal control officer told the man he had to remove the lemur from the city.

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