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Mom left child, baby in freezing car to go hog hunting

New Port Richey, Florida-- A mother was arrested on child neglect charges after deputies say she left an six-month-old baby and a nine-year-old in the car while she went hog-hunting. 

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, it was around 7 a.m. Thursday morning when the nine-year-old called 911 for help. 

He was freezing, he said, because the car he and the baby were in was off, and it was 38 degrees outside. 

After 30 minutes of being in the car, he figured "a police car would be warmer", the boy explained when the deputies arrived. 

The deputies say they found the car parked on the side of a dark, isolated road. The boy was shivering when he got out- wearing only a long sleeve shirt, and no coat. 

Nearly 40 minutes went by before the mother, 30-year-old Kayla Shavers, walked out of the woods. 

She reportedly defended herself to the deputies, saying she was hunting the hogs because they've been tearing up the property, and stayed near by in case the kids needed her. 

She was arrested and charged with two counts of child neglect.

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