A baby heartlessly abandoned and left to die in the forest was found by a man taking a shortcut on his way to work. Hearing the baby’s cry, the man searched for the child and was shocked to see its pitiable condition, being eaten alive by a colony of ants!

The child appeared to be just a few days old and was thrown away with its umbilical cord still attached. It was fortunate that the man decided that day to pass by the shortcut through the woods on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk, central Russia.

Photo credit: Daily Mail UK

Photo credit: Daily Mail UK

The surprise rescuer quickly called emergency services who saved the child and brought it to a nearby hospital.

According to Daily Mail UK, the police believed the child would have died if it was saved any later. The child is now being treated for the horrific bites but is now in stable condition.

Photo credit: Daily Mail UK

Photo credit: Daily Mail UK

As for its parents, the police are now trying to track them down – and charges are being prepared against them for their irresponsible actions.

The bite of one ant is already quite painful – can you just imagine being bitten by an entire colony? Poor child.

News Source:

Daily Mail UK