A one-month-old baby was viciously attacked by three ferrets on the morning of January 23 in the Darby Township in Pennsylvania, south of Philadelphia. The female baby was rushed to to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after losing 25 percent of her face, reports WPVI. She is now listed in stable condition. According to the station, the baby was placed in a car seat by her mother, the mother then went back into the house, leaving the child in the car with three ferrets, who were caged. The pets escaped and attacked the baby. There are four other children who lived at the home, they are now in protective custody.
According to the ancestry of domestic Ferrets, the rodents were first domesticated by the Egyptians more than 2,500 years ago. The reason for this is still unclear.
This is by no means the first serious attack on a baby by a ferret. In July 2013, KCTV in Kansas City reported that Carrie Waldo spent 30 months on probation after her pet ferret chewed of seven of her baby’s fingers.