When they say, “Don’t tap the glass”, they mean it. Especially if a giant rodent lives inside waiting to exact its revenge.
A young girl was bitten by a giant rodent at The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
According to CT Post, the spokeswoman for the zoo said the toddler-aged girl was bitten by a red-rumped agouti during her time there.
The red-rumped agouti, which upon further googling, is very similar in appearance to a guinea pig. The red-rumped agouti, however, has longer legs, a trait the other guinea pigs are surely jealous of.
The young girl apparently stuck her fingers in between the acrylic glass, and that’s when the incident occurred. The girl’s mother took her to the hospital. They evaluated the young girl. However, the bite was not severe and there was no serious injury.
The zoo assured that the red-rumped agouti is healthy. And, that a veterinarian cares for and vaccinated the animal. The zoo has taken immediate measures to close the opening and to ensure an incident like this does not happen again.
Perhaps, seeing a hand in its cage made the agouti think that it was feeding time. The agouti probably felt similar to many a hungry patron when the waiter comes to the table with the bread basket.
You can see the guilty rodent and other less guilty, but equally interesting rodents at The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.