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Rabid skunk attacks, bites 2 year old girl in Weymouth



Rabid skunk attacks, two-year-old girl bites; Animal killed by firefighters

A 2-year-old girl was attacked by a skunk in her family's backyard, and Weymouth Animal Control told the family that the animal tested positive for rabies. Betty Bennette, the child's grandmother, said the skunk had migrated to the property on Neck Street around 5:30 pm Monday. The animal attacked the family and followed their granddaughter Fatima. "I saw the skunk clinging to her and I saw how (my daughter-in-law) Mai came in and came in," Bennette said. "Mai picked up the baby and yelled and kicked (the skunk) and fought against it until she finally stopped the baby and the skunk hung on the baby's leg, and finally the skunk let go and dropped." Skunk also tracked firefighters who killed the animal with a shovel. Fatima, who was bitten and scratched by the skunk, was treated in a hospital and has to return for more shots, but the family said she was fine. Bennette On Tuesday afternoon, they received the call from Weymouth Animal Control.

A 2-year-old girl was attacked by a skunk in her family's backyard, and Weymouth Animal Control told the family that the animal tested positive for rabies.

Betty Bennette, the child's grandmother, said the skunk when it went to her property on Neck Street around 5:30 pm Monday. The animal attacked the family and persecuted her granddaughter Fatima.

"I saw the skunk clinging to her and I saw (my daughter-in-law) how Mai came in and fell in," Bennette said. "Mai picked up the baby and yelled and kicked (the skunk) and fought against it until she finally stopped the baby and the skunk hung on the baby's leg, and finally the skunk let go and dropped."

Officials said the skunk also tracked firefighters who killed the animal with a shovel.

Fatima, who was bitten and scratched by the skunk, was hospitalized and has to return for more shots, but the family said she was fine.

Bennette said they had received the call from Weymouth Animal Control on Tuesday afternoon.


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