Mom, friend arrested after pet raccoon allegedly attacks sleeping baby girl

Published 10:00 pm Monday, January 4, 2021

Two Arkansas women were arrested after deputies say a pet raccoon attacked a baby girl left in their care.

Amber Reed, 33, and Selena Creel, 21, the mother of the injured child, were charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Initially, the Cross County Sheriff’s Office was called by hospital staffers Sunday night about what they believed was a dog attack on the baby.

After an investigation, deputies came to believe the child was attacked instead by a raccoon.

Deputies said inside the house were three dogs, two cats and a raccoon. Investigators believe the raccoon climbed into a pack and play where the child was sleeping.

The injured baby was taken to the hospital. Her condition was not released.