Fox attacks seven-month-old baby girl in her bouncer

Fox attacks seven-month-old baby girl in her bouncer

A seven-month-old baby girl was left with horrific injuries after being mauled by a fox that snuck into her house through the back and hoor and attacked her as she slept.  

Raeya Wyatt was bitten on her foot and hand after the fox entered her home in Plymouth, Devon, through a back door that was on the latch on Tuesday afternoon.

Her grandfather Darren Boundry chased the fox out of the house and paramedics were called.  

She was later given a tetanus jab and antibiotics in hospital.

A seven-month-old baby girl was left with horrific injuries after being mauled by a fox that snuck into her house through the back and hoor and attacked her as she slept

Baby Raeya Wyatt with her grandfather Darren Boundry, who chased the fox out of the house

Mr Boundry said the fox had killed a neighbour’s cat just the day before.

‘It sneaked up the side of the shed. I just turned around and looked in the front room and the fox was right behind Raeya,’ he said.

‘The baby was screaming, it all happened in about 30 seconds. I just took her out then phoned the ambulance.’

And Raeya’s mother Leanne Boundry, 27, believes if the attack had lasted any longer. her daughter could have been ‘ripped to pieces.’

‘I just thought it was an older fox coming to feed its babies and did not think anything of it, but it kept coming back to our back garden,’ the mother-of-three said.

Raeya Wyatt was bitten on her foot and hand after the fox entered her home in Plymouth

Her grandfather Darren Boundry chased the fox out of the house and paramedics were called

‘No one saw the attack, my dad came in to shut the door and turned around and the fox was in the living room.

‘The door was just on the latch, Raeya has bite marks on her hand and on her foot, they are puncture wounds.’

Ms Boundry added that her daughter was released from the hospital on Tuesday, but is ‘still shaken up.’ 

‘If an animal goes near her now, she is scared and will cry,’ she said.

Ms Boundry said she had contacted the RSPCA for advice prior to the attack because she had been concerned for the safety of Raeya and her siblings, Reggie, four, and one-year-old Jimmy.

The girl was later given a tetanus jab and antibiotics in hospital after the attack on Tuesday

Mr Boundry (pictured with Raeya) said the fox had killed a neighbour’s cat just the day before

‘It has been walking along the side for several days,’ she said.

‘It lasted 30 seconds but in another minute, it could have been a lot worse and ripped her to pieces.

‘You don’t expect a fox to behave in that way. The RSPCA need to come and get it. 

‘I’m really angry with the RSPCA, if this was a dog that came in it would have been put down.

‘Several calls have been made to the RSPCA but the fox is still in the garden. As a mother it was terrifying.’ 

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