Raccoons Nearly Eat Infant Alive in Georgia

Furry Fiends Maul Baby

I myself have been attacked by a rabid raccoon so I am under no illusions about these animals being cuddly or sweet. Many people however are and feed the raccoons, or otherwise let them settle in populated areas which frequently leads to dog and cat killings and other acts of predation. On occasion they will attack people – especially small ones:

A baby was hospitalized on Wednesday after being attacked by a pair of raccoons as she slept in her own crib.

The 9-month-old Georgia girl is listed in critical condition and suffered extensive injuries to her head, according to The Covington News.

The raccoons entered the home around 4 a.m. through the side panels of a window air conditioner in the mother’s bedroom, where the baby slept, authorities said.

A Newton County Sheriff’s office spokesperson said the mother, Melissa Cannon, woke up hearing her baby whimpering. To her horror she found the pair of animals biting the infant as if they were trying to eat it. She batted the racoons away and called 911.

Police arrived to find the critters outside the house. They shot one of the raccoons, which became aggressive, but the pair then escaped into debris in the back of the home. They were later located.

The wounded raccoon died, but the other was apprehended by animal control. It was tested for rabies, but results were negative.

The baby was rushed to the hospital with wounds to her head, face, hands and feet.

These raccoons were not rabid, just doing what raccoons do. That’s why hunting and trapping them, and thus putting the fear of humans in them, is so important.


4 Responses to “Raccoons Nearly Eat Infant Alive in Georgia”

  1. DodiaFae on November 5th, 2010 8:28 pm

    And this is what pisses me off so much about “animal rights activists”.

    I’m going to see if this one is on Care2 somewhere… if it is, how much you want to bet that whomever does the writeup puts a “those poor raccoons, it’s all the people’s fault” spin on it. Even if they don’t, several of the commenters will.

  2. John Jacobs on May 5th, 2011 2:55 pm

    Dumb baby.

  3. alle on January 31st, 2014 7:36 pm

    The Raccoon was here before people were. setting cruel traps teaches nothing. they can eat all the babies for all i care.

  4. Some guy on July 16th, 2014 4:16 pm

    Really?? They can “eat all the babies” for all that you care?

    What the hell is wrong with you? I take it you don’t have kids….

    I have an idea….if you believe that the animals have more rights than us because they were here first, then move out of your house, and let the raccoons move in there.

    We evolved. They didn’t.

    If any kind of animal was attacking my child, including my own dog, I’d kill that animal just as quickly as I would kill a person trying to harm my child.

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