10:29 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013 Fox baby mum describes attack
RSPCA: Fox attack on baby 'extremely unusual'
The only reason a fox would attack is due to fear, the RSPCA said today after
a fox attacked a one-month-old baby. A spokeswoman for the animal welfare organisation said:
It's extremely unusual for foxes to attack young children or anyone.
It's not typical fox behaviour at all. Foxes will come closer to a house if there are food sources. Then they can become quite bold, but they usually do back off and run away when there's people around.
10:22 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013 Fox baby mum describes attack
Police investigate fox attack on baby
The Metropolitan Police have been investigating a fox attack,
which left a one-month-old baby boy with a serious hand injury. A police spokesman said:
We were called at 1638 on Wednesday 6 February by staff at St Thomas's Hospital to reports a baby boy who had been admitted to hospital after being attacked by a fox.
Police attended to find a four-week-old baby with a hand injury. The baby was admitted to hospital after the attack at its home address in Bromley.
10:18 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013 Fox baby mum describes attack
Fox attacks and bites off baby's finger
Police are investigating a fox attack on a one-month-old baby boy which left his hand seriously injured.
The animal tore the infant's finger off after dragging him from his cot, after it entered his bedroom in Bromley in south east London, according to reports.
Fox bites off baby's finger.
Credit: ITV News
The child's mother was alerted by his screaming and rushed into his room to see his hand lodged "halfway down the animal's throat", the Mail on Sunday said.
Surgeons were able to reattach the baby's finger and he was said to be recovering well.