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While we feel sorry for what happened to their daughter, should we as the landlord, be responsible for the situation?
I would opine no, as you presumably didn't kill and put the animal in the bushes, and you had no idea it was there since the tenant decided not to mention it to you. They had to have smelled the odor and known that something was there and they were negligent in not reporting it to you so you could take action.
The fact that daughter was bitten and had to go to the hospital is as much an act of nature as it is due to their negligence in not notifying you and letting the animal decay to a point where it was a potential health hazard.
So since you had no notice, and did act promptly when you did get notice, I see no liability for you here.