Baby in Raccoon Attack Out of Hospital

By Julia Harding
November 11, 2010

ATLANTA – One week after a 9-month-old baby girl was attacked by raccoons while sleeping in her own crib, the child was released from the hospital Thursday.

Last Wednesday, the child was hospitalized after two raccoons got into a Mansfield home and repeatedly bit the infant while she was sleeping in her crib.

The child was in critical condition after suffering injuries to her head and ears.

Investigators said the child was released from the hospital Thursday and sources said the child was in the care of family members.

Newton County deputies said after investigation on how and why the raccoons got into the home, charges are pending. Investigators have not said what the charges are or who will be charged.

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