Connecticut mother saves daughter from raccoon attack

The 5-year-old girl was leaving her house to catch the school bus when she was attacked.
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Posted at 9:20 PM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-06 15:40:27-05

A mother in Connecticut rushed to save her daughter Friday morning after she was attacked by a raccoon at the front door of their home.

Rylee MacNamara, 5, was seen on camera leaving her home through the front door to get on a school bus when the raccoon rushed toward her, bit her leg, and held on.

The attack was unprovoked and sudden. As the girl screamed, her mother rushed out the door and grabbed the raccoon by the back of its neck, pulling it off her daughter.

"I was going out to get on the bus and a raccoon was there and it tried to attack me," Rylee said.

"I thought maybe she slammed her finger in the door. I definitely wasn't expecting to see a raccoon wrapped around her leg," said Logan MacNamara, Rylee's mother.

As WFSB reported, the animal left bite marks on the girl's leg and some scratches on her mother's arm.

They both spent a couple of hours seeking medical attention and both received rabies vaccinations as a precaution.