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Raccoons attack Georgia baby in her crib

Raccoons attack Georgia baby in her crib
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 4:13pm

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - A 9-month-old baby is in critical
condition at an Atlanta hospital after she was attacked by two
raccoons while sleeping in her crib in the same room as her mother.

Authorities say they are investigating how the raccoons got
inside the home and whether the family was keeping the animals as
pets.

Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Tyrone Oliver says authorities
arrived about 4 a.m. on Wednesday after the mother called 911 to
say the baby had been attacked. She was bitten severely on her head
and on other parts of her body.

Oliver says the raccoons were outside the family's house when
deputies arrived, and that one was aggressive and fatally shot by a
deputy. The other raccoon was given to animal control to be tested
for rabies.
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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
http://www.ajc.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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