WTF! The parents of a 4 month old infant are under scrutiny after their pet ferret chewed off several of his fingers.
GRAIN VALLEY, MO —
The landlord of the Grain Valley family whose pet ferret chewed-off their infant son’s fingers says that the family had no idea what the animal was capable of doing, and was planning to it to the vet to see if it was safe to be around children.
Police in Grain Valley are investigating the incident which happened early Monday morning. According to the police report, the boy’s mother awoke around 2:30 a.m. on Monday to find her four-month-old son covered in blood in his rocker chair and missing seven fingers, leaving him with only his thumbs and part of a pinky.
The landlord, who did not want to be identified, told FOX 4 that the family had planned to take the ferret to the vet for an evaluation after it stole the baby’s toys, a pacifier and a bottle.
The ferret never made it to the vet because it was killed by the child’s father after the attack.
The ferret’s body is being examined for rabies and other possible diseases.
The landlord told FOX 4 News that he hopes that people will stop jumping to conclusions about the family, and let the police finish their investigation.
How did they not hear the baby and why in hell’s kitchen is a ferret allowed to roam the house at night? Ridiculous. SMDH.