99-year-old woman wakes up to exotic animal on chest

- A kinkajou-- an animal similar to a raccoon-- reportedly woke up a sleeping 99-year-old woman in Florida who discovered the dangerous critter on her chest.

How it got there remains a mystery.

The kinkajou fled to an attic after the woman woke up.

Several media outlets in south Florida report the owner of the kinkajou has come forward after it was brought to an animal sanctuary.

According to National Geographic: "Kinkajous live in the tropical forests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees. They are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks. "

The YouTube page, 'Exotic and Unusual Pets,' has a video description of a kinkajou:

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