An exotic animal that’s attacked at least one resident is still on the loose in southwest Iowa — but the type of animal is not clear. Fremont County Sheriff Steve McDonald says they first believed the animal was an African breed of goat called an Oryx. The animal attacked a woman outside of Thurman last Friday. McDonald says the owner of the exotic animal farm where the animal escaped now says it may be an Eland.The woman who was attacked, Betty Kuhl, got away with the help of her German shepherd. Kuhl’s description of the animal fit the Oryx.The animal owner says his Eland is also missing. McDonald says they’re trying to safely round up the animal.McDonald says they’d prefer to use a tranquilizer gun on the animal if it’s found.McDonald is advising hunters to NOT to attempt to capture or shoot the animal.
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