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anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

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anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby peter303 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:30 am

I've seen plenty of beaver homes around mountain lakes (and even in Cherry Creek).
But I never heard of one going crazy before:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/woman-83-attacked-by-rabid-beaver-at-lake-barcroft-in-fairfax-county/2012/09/05/e778ec02-f794-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_story.html
I assume the threat is greater if you enter the water.

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby michaelgrundy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:52 am

Wow... I have always been suspicious of those beavers. This just adds on my skepticism. :-k

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby scott goldberg » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:24 am

Back in the 80's I covered an ambulance call of a homeless guy living under the bridge over by the Denver Coliseum who had been passed out along the river...a beaver came up, thought he was a tree, or maybe an easy meal, and started to gnaw on his leg. He didn't lose the leg, but got plenty of stitches, and learned the LNT doctrine of not to camp too close to a stream [-X

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby MikeyC » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:54 am

I am so glad this isn't on TGR or mountain project! I can only imagine the stories and pics to follow! Haha...

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby SeracZack » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:02 pm

Reminds me of this:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby kbmiller » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:13 pm

Reminds me of the Jimmy Carter Killer Rabbit incident http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/frenzy/carter2.htm

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby edhaman » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:55 pm

I'm not sure what would be worse, being attacked by a crazed rabbit, a rabid beaver, or an Australian drop bear.

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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby altidude » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:41 pm

Thank god it wasn't a Mad Bieber attack...
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Postby San Juan Ron » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Now this is a beaver! All 65 pounds of him. SJ Ron :-D
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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby blazebo » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:07 pm

peter303 wrote:I've seen plenty of beaver homes around mountain lakes (and even in Cherry Creek).
But I never heard of one going crazy before:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/woman-83-attacked-by-rabid-beaver-at-lake-barcroft-in-fairfax-county/2012/09/05/e778ec02-f794-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_story.html
I assume the threat is greater if you enter the water.


not since college.. and even then only if you cheated on them. :lol:
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Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby huffy13 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:58 pm

blazebo wrote:
peter303 wrote:I've seen plenty of beaver homes around mountain lakes (and even in Cherry Creek).
But I never heard of one going crazy before:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/woman-83-attacked-by-rabid-beaver-at-lake-barcroft-in-fairfax-county/2012/09/05/e778ec02-f794-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_story.html
I assume the threat is greater if you enter the water.


not since college.. and even then only if you cheated on them. :lol:



I was wondering how many posts it would take for it to head this direction!
Seems like the times that I need a mountain the most are the times that I can not get to them.

Re: anyone hear of "mad beaver attacks"?

Postby metalmountain » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:46 am



Les Claypool has apparently had a run in with one.
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