Thursday, April 11, 2013

Man killed by beaver - no, not that kind.

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.
- WiscoDave


As a rule, I do not fuck with rodents, especially ones weighing 30+ pounds.


Sarthurk said...

Trust me, I'm a biologist ma'am. Beavers are mean Mo fo's!
I trapped one once, and it bit it's front leg off to get out of the trap,and then charged me after two rounds of 20 gauge buckshot,and then ran down a culvert and disappeared. A month later I managed to find him again in one of my fish ponds, and killed him. Missing leg and all. The other one I trapped and never saw but for a leg, was there too, and died as well that day due to lead poisoning.
Some years before, walking up a stream to count spawning salmon, I was wading through a shallow beaver pond and one swam right between my legs. The pucker effect was immense!

Glenn B said...

What a fucked up way to die, killed by the very thing many men love to eat, at least when it is the toothless variety.

Anonymous said...

Brest man killed by beaver. What a headline.

Cheesy said...

I've been mauled by a beaver on a number of occasions. At least it seemed that way...

Huckleberry said...

Must of been an assault beaver.