A Four-month-old child lady was left with horrific gashes throughout her face after she was attacked by a raccoon inside her mom’s residence.
Ashley Rodgers informed CBS Philly that she was within the rest room of her first ground condo along with her 6-year-old son Wednesday night when she heard her daughter screaming and crying.
The child, who was in a bed room, had been put down for mattress.
Rodgers stated when she obtained into the room her daughter, Journi Black, was on the ground coated in blood.
“I went to take my son to the toilet. We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps,” she stated. “After I lastly obtained to her, she was laying on the ground so it had dragged her up and about, throughout the room, and she or he was bleeding and crying and her entire face was pink.”
Rodgers informed the outlet that she had seen the animal within the North Philadelphia residence earlier that evening and contacted her landlord who stated the raccoon had been eliminated.
“It is simply ridiculous,” the lady’s father Samuel Black stated. “My daughter might have misplaced her life.”
Based on CBS, Rodgers had moved into the house a couple of days earlier than the assault. The owner reportedly rents out rooms in the home.
Journi was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital the place she obtained 64 stitches throughout surgical procedure. The toddler additionally needed to get a rabies shot and is alleged to be in truthful situation.
Rodgers stated she will not be returning to the house and plans to take authorized motion.
“It’s (the owner’s) accountability,” Black stated. “There is not any purpose an animal ought to have gotten into the home with minors.”
Based on WPVI, animal management officers have been referred to as to the house on Thursday however could not say how the raccoon obtained inside or if it had been caught.
A lure was arrange contained in the residence to seize the raccoon.