London Foxes Attack Twin Baby Girls in Bed

Pair creep in as parents watch TV
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 1:41 AM CDT
London Foxes Attack Baby Girls in Cribs
A pair of foxes crept into house as parents watched TV.   (?krystian_o)

(Newser) – Twin British baby girls were mauled by a pair of foxes that entered their home during the night and crept upstairs to their beds. The 9-month-old babies were listed in serious but stable condition after suffering bite wounds on their arms in the attack in a trendy neighborhood in Hackney, East London. One also had facial wounds, reports the Telegraph. The animals were believed to have slipped in a window or door left open for circulation on a hot night, and attacked the babies as their parents watched TV downstairs.

Animal control workers set humane traps for the foxes in the neighborhood and told residents to keep their doors and ground-floor windows closed. "There have always been foxes around here but now they're so tame they're not afraid of anything," a neighbor told the Sun. Some 27 foxes per square mile live in urban areas of England, but attacks on humans are extremely rare. (Read more Hackney stories.)

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