Family pets can become an integral part of the household, often developing an unbreakable bond on par with the relationship between parent and child. But sometimes a family pet can be unpredictable. They can turn on their owner in an instant, without warning. And sometimes, a child is on the other end of their spontaneous violent behavior.Ranker has gathered some of the most tragic cases of kids killed by pets, including freak snake accidents, rat-bite fever, and dog attacks.These are 20 brutal accounts of children who were killed by pets.
When two-year-old Tay’lynn DeVaughn was left alone with her family's pitbull mix, she was mauled to death. The attack shocked the toddler's father, Cory DeVaughn, who described the dog as normally friendly.
He told local media in Pittsburg, " I came out of the kitchen and the dog dropped the baby. His name was Jake and my baby was gone..."
DeVaughn continued, "Some man came and took the dog. I hope they kill the dog. That's what I hope. He killed my baby, so I just hope it happens to him, too.”The dog was placed under quarantine shortly after the fatal attack.