A woman from Sydney was attacked by a ferret when it snuck in through her doggy door and bit her while she slept - but some people aren't believing her.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that a ferret snuck into her home and bit her on the face as she slept, according to a Daily Mail report.
She said that the white ferret entered her home through a doggy door, climbed onto her bed as she slept, and then chomped down on her cheek, causing her to wake up in a painful panic.
The woman was able to grab on to the ferret's body until his grip eventually loosened before chasing him out of her house. Once outside, however, the ferret only re-entered via the doggy door for a second time, but this time, he was chased back outside for good.
The ferret was later found on a nearby street and surrendered to the RSPCA.
The woman was taken in for treatment where she received a tetanus shot and care for a swollen jaw and a torn cheek. The RSPCA is now attempting to find the owner of the ferret so that he may return home safely.
Despite all the woman had been through, several online commenters have sided with the ferret, stating that the woman probably scared the ferret by "carrying on and manhandling it" while another has even dismissed her claim as nothing more than anti-ferret propaganda (which is a thing, apparently?) and accused her of attempting to scare the public with her story.
It just goes to show that society will side with a literal weasel before believing accusations from a victimized woman. Sigh.
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