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Man Killed by Beaver

Postby Scott P » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:13 am

I would have never thought of a beaver killing someone. Dang.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/11/newser-beaver-kills-man/2074145/

A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. The animal managed to sever an artery, and his friends couldn't stop the blood flow.

Sky News helpfully reminds us that beavers can, of course, bite through trees. Beaver attacks are rare, though, and when they do occur, rabid beavers are generally to blame (as in the 2012 attack in upstate New York). But just this week, a video was posted on YouTube showing a beaver going after a Russian man, reports the Telegraph, and two girls were seriously injured after being mauled by a beaver in Virginia last year.
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby YooperJonKornely » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:21 am

You have to be very careful out there! Lightning, Ice, Avalanches, Lose Scree, Mountain Lions, Moose, Bear... and now Beavers #-o

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Postby MountainHiker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:22 am

And people laugh about Canada’s national animal being the beaver!
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Postby Steve Climber » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:23 am

That's what you get when you tickle their chins and give 'em a pinch.

on a serious note...DANG! I didn't know beavers were so quick (that video is an eye-opener). Not that I would have approached one that close before seeing that clip, but I'm definitely keeping my distance now.
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:41 am

aboynamedmargrette wrote: Not that I would have approached one that close before seeing that clip, but I'm definitely keeping my distance now.

The article pointed out that while beaver attacks are rare, it is an animal that can bite through a tree!
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby smoove » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:47 am

But isn't this the story of every man's death?

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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby geojed » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am

Let's hope they don't share/teach their skillz to the marmots. Then we'll really have a problem on our hands!

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Postby Steve Climber » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm

MountainHiker wrote:
aboynamedmargrette wrote: Not that I would have approached one that close before seeing that clip, but I'm definitely keeping my distance now.

The article pointed out that while beaver attacks are rare, it is an animal that can bite through a tree!


Through trees?! No way!

I was more talking in regards to the speed that the beaver in the video charged. Pounced like a damn cat!
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby peter303 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:12 pm

If they can chew an 8" tree trunck in half, they should easy do skin and muscle.

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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:17 pm

geojed wrote:Let's hope they don't share/teach their skillz to the marmots. Then we'll really have a problem on our hands!

What would be worse is if that Monty Python bunny started training our cottontails!


It looks like beavers are tired of putting up with our crap!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2010/07/15/red-deer-killer-beavers-dogs-park-attack-alberta.html
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Oh hell, now we have to carry beaver spray! Well, at least it's multi-use

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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby geojed » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:10 pm

MountainHiker wrote:What would be worse is if that Monty Python bunny started training our cottontails!

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Oh hell, now we have to carry beaver spray! Well, at least it's multi-use

Anyone know if "Holy Hand Grenade" comes as a spray? :-k

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