Thankfully, both the woman and the kinkajou are now fine, but it's still unclear where the animal came from or how he got into her house.
While kinkajous can legally be kept as pets with special permits, they, like all exotic animals, are ill-suited to life outside the wild.
"You don't hear a lot of about kinkajous," said Harris. "They don't make good pets."
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