Toddler Calls 911, When Officers Arrive, They're Shocked By What They See

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Toddlers have a basic sense of right and wrong, but what about identifying something that is dangerous, even when it doesn't naturally appear so for them?

There's no telling how a three-year-old toddler knew she needed help, or how she learned to dial the police in case of an emergency, but one day while home alone with another baby, she made a decision that would change the rest of her life.

Most kids dial 911 because they don't know any better, and there's countless instances where officers have showed up to only find children needing help to finish their homework, grab an item from a top shelf, or report the "Grinch" for trying to steal Christmas.

That being said, there's been times when young children have saved the lives of a family member by calling the police.

For example, a five-year-old boy called 911 and saved his father's life after noticing that he was lying on the ground unresponsive.

Jackson McManus called 911 after finding his dad unconscious. Daily Mail

In this case, however, a little girl unknowingly saved herself and a one-year-old boy.

When officers arrived at the trailer home, they were shocked by what they saw.

The unnamed three-year-old called 911 and stayed on the line with an operator for more than eight minutes. She babbled the whole time, until Volusia County Sheriff's deputies arrived to see if there was an emergency.  

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The three-year-old, a baby, and three dogs were found home alone in a dirty trailer in Oak Hill, Florida.

When officers arrived, they were shocked to see both children wearing dirty diapers and surrounded by dog feces. One "aggressive" dog was running loose in the home, and the two others were caged in the kitchen.

Most shocking of all was that there was an unsecured gun within reach of the children.

While further inspecting the trailer, authorities said the refrigerator was practically empty.

Tirado shared this photo on Facebook, smiling and holding an animal's ears. Daily Mail

Yajaira Tirado, 26, was found two hours later and charged with two counts of child neglect with no harm.

She told authorities "she had only been gone for five minutes" to get groceries from a neighbor, but later admitted that she lied. Tirado also told officers that she believed the shotgun was broken.

A neighbor reportedly told officers that the young woman left the trailer on a golf cart.

Yajaira Tirado's Facebook post. Daily Mail

A family member was called to the home, and the children are now in his custody. The Department of Children and Families have been called to investigate.