Baby hospitalized after ferret attack

COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (WTVF) A 5-month-old baby is recovering after being attacked by a family pet Sunday morning. It wasn't a dog that attacked him but a ferret.

Pleasant View volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 3700 block of Old Coopertown Road Sunday morning for an animal attack. When they arrived they realized the attacker was a pet ferret.

"I can say, in the 25 years I've been here that's a first," said Chief PJ Duncan from the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department.

Video captured on the cell phone of Bill Wilson, who lives across the street from the child, showed first responders tending to the child and rolling the baby to an emergency helicopter that carried him to Monroe Carell Junior Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

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