Crazy Things Raccoons Do [Manatee County]
Unprovoked Raccoon Attacks, Bites, 13-Year Old Girl
June 5, 2017
Here is the scenario. It could have been the most normal father and daughter stroll around the neighborhood, but it became an emergency room visit. The reason was that a raccoon came out of the bushes and bit a little girl on the leg–totally unprovoked!
It was described that in late May evening around 5:45 a father and 13 year old daughter were walking and talking together near the entrance of their neighborhood subdivision around the Cape Coral, FL area. The daughter was said to be less than 5 feet in front of the father when she heard a growling noise from the bushes, followed by a raccoon coming at her that immediately bit on to her leg. When she screamed, the raccoon finally let go.
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It was thought that either the raccoon was rabid or trying to protect her babies. The animal caused the girls shin to bleed and the father immediately took her to the hospital for treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.
According to the Center for Disease Control, when a human is bitten by an animal, at first there may not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies are almost always fatal.
She was given two shots, and advised to return on day 3,7 and 14 for further treatment. Although costs can vary, a course of rabies treatment commonly exceeds $3,000.
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