Florida man opens front door; kinkajou runs in, bites him

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Officials say a small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment last month and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work.

According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, the kinkajou bit the 37-year-old's foot and scratched his leg but didn't seriously injure him.

The man had seen the animal sitting on an outside fence the day before, the report said, and he'd left some watermelon for it to snack on. But the next morning, it was waiting by the front door.

TV station WPEC reported that a woman who witnessed the incident at the Lake Worth Beach apartment said it sounded "like a 300-pound man was tackling him in the kitchen." 

Natalie Dulach said the furry mammal with sharp claws clung to the man's leg as he fought to get it out. The man managed to lock the long-tailed animal in the bathroom until wildlife officers arrived. 

The FWC report noted that the kinkajou was taken to a wildlife facility. Officers didn't say where it came from.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.