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Pikesville Child Bitten By Raccoon – CBS Baltimore

PIKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) – An 8-year-old girl from Pikesville was bitten by a raccoon Monday afternoon as she got home from school. After the rabies vaccination, she feels fine.

Ruby Fink was walking in the driveway with her younger brother, Jaret, when a raccoon lunged and jumped on top of her outside their home.

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“You might think about it in your head, actually getting bitten would be scary but if you’re the one being bitten it’s really scary,” Ruby said. “This is like the rarest thing that can happen to you.”

Her father Steve, who saw the attack from the window, said the raccoon bit her inner thigh until Ruby resisted it. She had two bleeding bites and Ruby said she felt dizzy from the pain.

Ruby was taken to the emergency room, where she began a painful course of rabies treatment. The rabies vaccine is injected directly into the bite wound.

“It was like a horror movie,” said mother Jessica Fink. “This is terrible. I’m the worst feeling you can ever imagine seeing an animal, or anything, follow your child.”

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Jessica said she consulted with an expert, who advised that if you see a raccoon, it most likely has rabies. The health department told them raccoon rabies was endemic to Maryland.

Sometimes they will appear tame or friendly. Other times, they will become aggressive and agile.

Steve Fink said: “It’s sad that it happened, but it was a memorable experience for them and for us.

“I have deer in the yard and I am not afraid of them. Just that moment, I was scared of the raccoon,” Ruby said.

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Anyone bitten by an animal can safely attempt to capture them so they can be tested for rabies or quarantined. Another option is to memorize what the animal looks like so that it can be reported to animal control.

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