Ferret attacks 5-month-old's face in Robertson County

Ferret attacks 5-month-old's face in Robertson County

Posted: Updated: March 23, 2014 09:33 PM
A 5-month-old boy was reportedly injured by a neighbor's ferret in Coopertown, Tenn. A 5-month-old boy was reportedly injured by a neighbor's ferret in Coopertown, Tenn.
The field across from the home where LifeFlight landed. The field across from the home where LifeFlight landed.
ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A ferret attacked a five-month-old boy in Robertson County Sunday morning, leaving the child with serious injuries to the face.

The incident took place late morning near Old Coopertown and Battle Creek roads in Coopertown, Tenn., about eight miles southwest of Springfield.

Ryan Prather, a Springfield volunteer firefighter, told News 2 the baby was flown to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University for treatment.

He said the infant's injuries were not life-threatening, but he sustained several lacerations to the face causing severe damage.

He was reportedly conscious and responsive when emergency personnel arrived.

Smokey Barn News reports that the ferret was a neighbor's pet.

Officials stated the Department of Children's Services was notified.

Further details were not immediately released.

*Smokey Barn News contributed to this report.

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