USA Today 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.
There are some nasty beavers out there, and if you mess around with the wrong beaver, you could end up in a body bag. Beavers can have rabies, chlamydia, even gonorrhea and a particularly aggressive beaver could prove to be fatal. So go out there and find yourself a nice, wholesome beaver and never let it go, and never pay for beaver.
Seriously though, beavers are not aggressive creatures, unless they are threatened. This dude probably cornered the animal by accident, it thought it had to fight its way out, and charged. They can bite through trees, so it’s no shocker a bite could sever an artery, and the fisherman ended up going the way of late Redskins safety Sean Taylor. Since people aren’t getting that comparison, both bled out from a severed artery in their legs, except Taylor died in a home invasion and not a beaver attack.
The motto, once again kids, is never mess around with a nasty beaver. Smell it first and look for any kind of discharge, those are the first signs of a problem beaver. A stinky beaver or a particularly loose or bumpy beaver is bad news. SportSmasher.com saving humanity from killer beavers on a daily basis.