On December 2, a 5-year-old girl was attacked by an aggressive raccoon while waiting for the school bus outside her home in Ashford, Connecticut.
Logan MacNamara’s home security camera caught the terrifying moment her daughter, Rylee, was bitten. She told Storyful that her daughter went outside to wait for the bus while the raccoon sat on the porch.
The raccoon quickly latches onto Rylee’s leg, causing her to scream and shake the animal off. MacNamara rushes to her daughter’s aid, grabbing the animal by the scruff of the neck. She is able to remove it and can be seen holding both the raccoon and her daughter at one point. When her daughter enters, she tosses the animal into her yard, where it can be seen waddling away.
“I ran to see what was wrong when I heard her scream. I assumed she had slammed her hand in the door, but I was not expecting to see a raccoon attack her “According to MacNamara. “If I didn’t have the video I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what happened, it all happened so fast.”
She told Storyful Rylee that she had a few puncture wounds and that they both had scratches, but that they were fine. Rylee, who normally wears leggings, was wearing jeans, which she believes helped keep her from being seriously injured.
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, MacNamara confirmed they went to the hospital and that the doctor’s main concern was rabies because the raccoon was out during the day and very aggressive, both of which are symptoms of the viral disease.
Despite the fact that they have not been able to locate the raccoon to test it for rabies, she stated that they will be receiving rabies vaccines in the coming weeks.