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Rats eat newborn baby’s face while mother is out partying

By Mason White 11:27 AM December 25, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A mother left her two children home alone while she was out partying.

The 23-year-old mother of Thokoza, South Africa, left home for drinks, leaving her eight-day-old baby and her two-year-old child home alone.

Sadly, while she was gone, rats got hold of the baby and feasted on the baby’s mouth, ears and hands.

Constable Patrick Mashiane said that the woman was arrested for child neglect and the baby girl was taken to the Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus.

The woman was reportedly under a lot of stress after the baby’s father left her. The woman told other partygoers that she wanted to relieve stress.

“She was drinking non stop. When I asked about her children, she told me to leave her alone,” a neighbor of the mother said.

According to the neighbor, this was not the first time that she had left the children alone to go drinking. “I always warned her not to leave her children, but she would not listen,” she said.

When the mother returned home, she found her baby crying and called an ambulance.