Raccoon mauls baby

(KBMT) A newborn is recovering and his mother faces possible criminal charges after police say a pet raccoon attacked the infant.

Police officers were called to the Kountze, Texas home on April 12.

There, officers found a then two-week-old baby boy with lacerations across his left eye and across the top of his head.

Officers say the child was bleeding profusely. A preliminary investigation suggests the baby was left inside the home alone with two pet raccoons.

The boy’s mother says the animal was trying to pick up her son and scratched him, saying that the injuries did not require stitches.

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