PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Parents of a 4-month-old girl say the child was attacked by a raccoon inside their Philadelphia home.
Ashley Rodgers says the attack happened Wednesday night in the family’s first-floor apartment.
Rodgers says she had taken her 6-year-old son to the bathroom while the baby was asleep on a bed. She returned to find her daughter on the floor with blood all over her face. Rodgers says the raccoon had dragged her across the room.
The baby was taken to a hospital, where she received more than 60 stitches and is recovering.
The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia says an officer responded to the home, but couldn’t find the raccoon. Officers have since assessed the building and set traps. Officials say no raccoons have been caught yet.