Paraplegic girl bloodied in rat attack

A pack of rats attacked a paraplegic girl.
A pack of rats attacked a paraplegic girl. Supplied

IT IS the stuff nightmares are made of.

A paraplegic French girl was attacked by a pack of rats who left her bloodied and devoured parts of her body while she slept, according to the New York Post.

The 14-year-old girl was sleeping on a medical bed in her family's home in Roubaix when the rodent attack occurred, BBC reported.

The disabled woman , identified as "Samantha" by local media, suffered hundreds of injuries, including 45 facial wounds and nearly 200 wounds on her hands and feet, a medical expert told France Info.

Her father, identified as "Jerome," told local media he was sleeping one floor above his daughter, but found her "bathed in a pool of blood" in the morning.

The girl had a rabies test which came back negative.
The girl had a rabies test which came back negative. Anna Rogers

"Because of her condition, she is less sensitive to pain than we are," the man told the Courrier-Picard. " She must have felt the rats on her but she did not have the presence of mind to call us ."

He added: "According to doctors, this is a fairly rare phenomenon. Rats attack almost nothing but dead people."

The girl was vaccinated after the attack and a rabies test came back negative , according to local reports.

Since the incident, the family has moved to a different home , but the girl's father vowed to sue the landlord for negligence, The Mirror reported.

The police are investigating the incident.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post

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