Baby Recovering After Being Attacked By A Raccoon In Her Own Bedroom

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Philadelphia parents have a lot of questions for their landlord after a wild raccoon managed to break into their baby's room.

Ashley Rodgers had set her four-month-old baby girl Journi Black down to sleep, and was helping her six-year-old son use the bathroom when she heard something strange.

Four-month-old Journi Black.CBS Philly

"We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps," she told CBS Philly. Rodgers rushed to her daughters room, where she found her "laying on the floor, so it had dragged her off the bed, across the room, and she was bleeding and crying and her whole face was red."

Earlier that night, Rodgers had noticed a raccoon on the property and called her landlord to get rid of the animal, so she was stunned to find it had snuck back into the home.

Journi's face needed 65 stitches, and the baby was given a rabies shot.Fox 29

Rodgers called the landlord again, this time so he could drive the family to the hospital. Journi's father, Samuel Black, says his daughter "could have lost her life," and that doctors had to give her a rabies shot.

But that wasn't the end of Journi's ordeal, and her parents have more questions about how this attack happened in the first place.

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