A raccoon attacks a child Friday December 2, 2022 in Ashford, Connecticut in the United States, a 5-year-old girl was attacked by a raccoon while waiting for her school bus. Her mother, alerted by her daughter's cries, came out of the house and grabbed the raccoon by the skin of its back. Once her daughter was safely inside, she threw the animal onto the lawn. The little girl was bitten by the raccoon. She was tested for the presence of rabies antibodies.