Pet raccoon euthanized after attacking 6-year-old Michigan girl, report says

A pet raccoon was euthanized after the animal attacked a 6-year-old girl in Michigan, according to a report.

"It was acting funny running in circles and falling down, dripping from his nose," said Patrick McClusky, the girl's father, as Fox 2 reported. "These people come over screaming it's their pet. They slide the door open, my daughter's screaming and crying — her leg's bleeding. The raccoon is on the steps, trying to chase them in the house. It ripped my son’s pants."

His daughter was being watched for rabies.

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The owner of the raccoon, named Bandit, is their neighbor and said the pet wasn’t aggressive.

A pet raccoon named Bandit has been euthanized after the wild animal attacked a 6-year-old girl in Michigan, according to a report. (iStock)

A pet raccoon named Bandit has been euthanized after the wild animal attacked a 6-year-old girl in Michigan, according to a report. (iStock)

"I love my raccoon and I don't want nothing to happen to it," Joel Bandrow said. "My granddaughter — he sleeps with the grandbabies when they come over. He's a pet. I will cough up a loogie and he will eat it from my mouth. I'm his mother."

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The father of the girl who was attacked didn’t care, however.

"Do I want a little raccoon to die? No I don't. This thing looks sick," McClusky said. "My kid's life is more important than some wild animal. I'm sorry. It is."

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