Exotic antelope escapes in R.I.; officials warn its flesh could be poisonous
It may look like a large deer, but it’s not. And it’s flesh could be deadly to anyone who tries to eat it. That’s the word from Rhode Island officials today, who are warning hunters not to eat an exotic antelope that escaped from a private collection in the Hope Valley area. The state Department of Environmental Management says the nilgai antelope had escaped from a private collection in a section of Hopkinton as it was being captured for relocation to Texas.