Sunday, 10 February 2013

Fox Rips Off Fingers From 4 Month Old Baby.

A Fox ripped off a four-week-old baby’s finger after sneaking into his home and dragging him.In hospital: Denny Dolan was asleep in his cot when his mother heard a piercing scream as the four-week-old boy was flung to the floor 

The mother and baby were not at their house in Bromley, Kent, left, on Sunday - after a fox entered through their back door, right, that had been left open because it was broken and was awaiting repair" Neighbours described hearing screams coming from the home of the baby who was dragged from his cot by a fox before the animal tore his finger off.
The child was asleep in his cot when his mother, in the next room, heard a piercing scream then a heavy thud as the four-week-old boy was flung to the floor.
Residents said the family had moved from the home in Bromley, Kent, following the attack on Wednesday and the house appeared empty today.
Council chiefs said the incident was 'very tragic but rare'.
When the baby's mother heard the screams from her son's room, she ran in to find his hand lodged 'halfway down the animal's throat'. She fought desperately to release him, repeatedly kicking the fox until it eventually let go.
Bedside vigil: Denny Dolan lying in his hospital bed after he was attacked by a fox in his home in south London Attack: The baby was rushed to St Thomas¿ Hospital in London by ambulance after the child's mother kicked the animal several times until it eventually let go
Surgeons later reattached the baby’s finger in an ‘extremely difficult’ but successful three-hour operation.‘The baby is recovering well,’ said a source.
The child also suffered puncture wounds to the face in what is believed to be the worst attack of its kind in Britain.
The fox had crept into the house through an open back door, which was apparently awaiting repair by the council.
The horrific attack in suburban Bromley, South-East London, has revived the debate over culling urban foxes.
Neighbours said foxes have been a 'menace' in the area and are now worried about the safety of their own children.

Khadine Peters, 36, who lives next door to the house where the fox attack happened, said: 'I heard screams, but I didn't think anything of it.
'Then I saw an ambulance and wondered what was going on.
'They are a nice couple. They have three children: an older son and daughter plus a baby boy.
'It's so sad. I hope the baby is okay.'
Paula Wellington, 36, said: 'Foxes are menace around here.

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