NEW RICHMOND, Ohio - An Ohio family wants answers after their child was attacked by a well-known New Richmond peacock.
The family said "Jake the Peacock" bit the toddler's face as she was feeding ducks Thursday, causing 22-month-old Kylie Holland to be taken to Children's Hospital to get seven stitches.
Her family said the peacock is vicious, and it should be removed from the area.
"You come down here to New Richmond, and there is one peacock that can cause an almost 2-year-old kid to have seven stitches in her face--that just shows you how aggressive the peacock is," said Brandon Holland, the victim's father. "They need to do something with it."
The Holland family said Clermont County health officials hope to quarantine the peacock for several days to make sure it isn't rabid.
New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey said the bird is not a law enforcement issue. Harvey said police are aware of the attack, and that as far as he knows, this is the first time the bird has hurt someone. Harvey said the peacock is a wild bird that is not owned by anyone.
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