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Angry raccoon bites into face of 6-year-old boy walking to school

By Mason White 1:16 PM January 29, 2016
The raccoon that bit a boy’s face 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A boy was rushed to a hospital after being attacked by an angry raccoon while he was walking to school with his mother, police in New Jersey said.

Elmwood Park police said that around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 6-year-old Aryan Gavali was walking to school along with his mother Monali Gavali.

The boy and his mother watched as the raccoon crossed the street before quickly approaching the boy. The raccoon jumped up and bit into the child’s face.

A man who was nearby and saw the attack, quickly grabbed a stick and beat the raccoon until it died. When Danny Walls was sure that the raccoon was dead, he looked at the boy who had blood all over his face.

He called an ambulance, and the boy was taken to the hospital.

The boy underwent surgery and was treated with nine stitches.

The raccoon was taken to a laboratory to be tested for rabies.