Twin girls in hospital after FOX attack.

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PostSun Jun 06, 2010 9:07 pm » by Zegtelzegtel

ok now the end is near...


Twin girls in hospital after fox attack at London home


The two nine-month-olds, who have not been named, were understood to have been mauled by the fox as they slept in a bedroom in their east London home.

Police were called to the house in Homerton, on Saturday night after a member of the family raised the alarm at 10pm.
The toddlers, who q were taken to the Royal London Hospital, where their condition was listed as "serious, but stable".

Both are understood to have arm wounds. One of the girls is also believed to have facial injuries.

It is understood the fox entered the house through a window or door left open for ventilation because of the warm weather.

"Police were called at 10pm on Saturday night... following reports of a fox attack," a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.

"Officers and paramedics attended and found two nine-month-old baby girls with injuries.

"Both were taken to hospital. Their conditions were today described as serious but stable.

He added: "The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

A police source added: "The twins were attacked by a fox inside the house in an upstairs room."

No further details have been released.

The RSPCA said fox attacks on humans in the UK were extremely rare.

A spokesman said inspectors were called by police after being told two foxes had attacked the toddlers.

"This is extremelly rare," a spokesman said.

"I have never heard of this happening before." He said insp

In urban areas of England there are an estimated 27 foxes per square mile, living in close proximity to humans.

There is no record of attacks where a human has been left seriously injured until this weekend's attack.

Attacks have, however, been recorded where a vixen fox feels the need to defend its cubs.

Even in these circumstances the vixen is far more likely to attempt to flee, and will not try to fight unless evasion is impossible.

The only previously recorded fox attack on a human in an British urban area was when a pensioner was mauled in Edinburgh, apparently without provocation, in August 2004.

Margaret O’Shaughnessy, 88, was left with a three-inch long bite mark on her leg following the attack in the Firrhill area of the city when she went into her garden late at night to feed her pet.

The fox pounced as the pensioner went to lay out a saucer of milk for her cat.

A neighbour took Mrs O’Shaughnessy to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where she had her leg dressed and was given a tetanus injection.

In 2002, mother Sue Eastwood claimed her baby boy, Louis, was left injured after a fox crept into their house while she slept.

The fourteen-week-old suffered bite marks on his head after the animal darted into the sitting room of the house in Dartford, Kent.

Occasional attacks in the countryside have been recorded. Rural foxes tend to be much larger than their city counterparts, owing to a larger range, and can prey on animals as large as lambs.

But experts say these attacks are very rare and tend to be in protection of young, or the result of the fox being attacked.

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PostMon Jun 07, 2010 6:10 pm » by Zegtelzegtel

Isnt this crazy ?

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