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The Beaver. Man's greatest foe!

Posted by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Did you ever think a beaver could get so angry at having his picture taken?

http://news.sky.com/story/1076746/beaver-bites-man-to-death-in-belarus-attack

Beaver Bites Man To Death In Belarus Attack

The beaver pounced as a man went to take its photograph after spotting the animal on the side of a road during a fishing trip.

Beaver In Norway

A fisherman has been bitten to death by a beaver after trying to take its photograph.

The man was on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road.

He stopped so that he could take a picture but as he approached the beaver it pounced on him, biting him in the thigh.

His friends attempted to stem the flow of blood from the wound but the animal’s bite had severed a main artery and the man, who came from Brest, bled to death.

Beaver attacks are rare and according to experts those animals that do go for humans are usually rabid.

However, they are not unheard off.

Earlier this week a video was posted on YouTube showing a man in the Tver region, northwest of Moscow, running away from a beaver who charged at him as he was filming in the area.

Last year in the US two girls were mauled by a beaver in a lake in Virginia as they swam. They suffered serious bite and scratch injuries. A man was also attacked in New York and an elderly woman in Washington.

In 2003 in Belarus a farm manager and farmhand were bitten by a rabid beaver as they tried to chase it from a barn. They survived the attack.

Beavers are the second largest rodents in the world.

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Donna6503
by Gold Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM
4 moms liked this
Especially a wet beaver
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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Apr. 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Man those animals are HUGE if you have ever seen one up close.

Being cute is not an indicator of danger. The animal that is most deadly to humans through direct attacks is the hippopotamus.

little.worthen
by Tess on Apr. 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Sounds like the beaver was having a bad day...

Shoot. I don't like getting my picture taken until I've had a chance to get ready and look nice!

But seriously, that's really sad.
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by Whoopie on Apr. 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Last night when I was coming home from work, there was a huge raccoon sitting on my neighbor's driveway....A man was killed by a beaver? Some of these critters frighten me.

Many a man has been frightened by the beaver.

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