Mom may be charged after pet raccoon attacks baby

Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-26 12:08:03-04

KOUNTZE, Texas (KBMT) - A Texas baby is recovering and his mother may be charged with a crime after her pet raccoon attacked the infant, according to police. The child, who suffered cuts on his head and near his eye, has been released from the hospital.

Police said their investigation indicated the child's mother left the infant in a room alone with the pets.

After the attack, police said the mother picked up her bleeding child and ran to the volunteer fire department near the home for help.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials euthanized the family's two pet raccoons as a safety precaution The remains were tested for rabies. The tests came back negative.

Brittany Darby, 19, could be charged with abandoning or endangering a child, according to police.