A mum rushed her toddler to hospital after she found a giant RAT biting him in the middle of the night.
Jane Hunter, 34, woke up to bloodcurdling screams coming from her 18 month old son Rowan at around 4am after a giant rat climbed into his bed and bit him as he slept.
She chased away the massive rodent and rushed Rowan to the hospital after finding the bed covered in blood and three nasty bites on his right hand.
The family live in a farmhouse in Out Rawcliffe, Lancashire, where they’ve seen mice before but never a rat quite as big as this one.
Jane had spotted the sneaky rat before and even woke up two nights before the attack to find the rodent on her FACE but had struggled to catch it.
Thankfully now it’s dead after they discovered its hiding place.
Jane, who breeds horses for a living, said: “It was honestly traumatic. Rowan is so young so he’s absolutely fine now whilst I’ve really struggled with it.
“It was horrendous. Rowan didn’t seem affected after about 20 minutes, but for days and days, I was an absolute wreck. I couldn’t sleep, I’d just sit there watching him all night.
“I’d seen the rat a few times and we’d been doing our best to catch it. It was huge and not at all scared of people – when you walked near it, the rat would run at you rather than away.
“Two nights before the attack, I woke up with it on my face! It was stood on my pillow with one foot on my forehead and I remember feeling the size of it before I jumped out of bed.
“On the night in question, Rowan woke up screaming and the bed was covered in blood. We searched for something sharp in the bed but then realised it was from the rat we’d been seeing.
“His bed is next to ours so I think when the rat climbed on me a couple of days before, it was trying to get to him.”
Young Rowan was rushed to A&E on on November 16 and treated with a course of antibiotics but Jane has been left mentally scarred from the attack.
She’s even bought a cat called Buttons for protection from future rodents after struggling to sleep after the attack.
Jane said: “We’ve now got Buttons who sleeps in the bedroom with Rowan as I’ve developed real issues with letting him sleep alone.
“She sleeps in the bedroom every night and it just makes me feel a bit better as I literally didn’t sleep at all for two or three nights after Rowan got bit. I just sat up watching him all night.
“After the attack, we found out the rat was living inside a couch on the landing so we have now managed to capture it. We found lots of poo in the couch and two dead mice that it had obviously had as a snack.
“I just couldn’t believe that it had happened but after googling, I’ve seen rats often go for fingers of little babies and elderly people as they can smell food on them.
“Buttons has been our savior throughout this and now I can sleep again at least. I wasn’t particularly scared of rats before, but I am now!”