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Man attacked and killed by beaver

Posted on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 | Comment icon 59 comments | News tip by: Hilander


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In a bizarre incident, a man attempting to photograph a beaver ended up being killed by the creature.

The attack took place in Belarus when three men on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov stopped when they spotted the animal at the side of the road. Based on various reports, one of the men either got out to photograph the beaver or went to sit next to it to get his photograph taken. Not too pleased with what was happening, the beaver allegedly sunk its teeth in to the man's thigh, severing a main artery. Despite his friends' best efforts he ended up bleeding to death at the side of the road.

While beavers generally don't pose much of a threat to humans, there have been incidents in which people have been attacked or chased by one. In December, a rabid beaver was reported to have chased two children in Virginia while that same week an 83-year-old woman was attacked by one at Lake Barcroft.

"A man was attacked and killed by a beaver in Belarus."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #50 Posted by Hilander on 18 April, 2013, 0:23
I am also guilty of making light of a tragedy at times. I really don't mean any disrespect for the person or people. I think sometimes when we post these stories we forget we are dealing with a human being, even though their own fault because of stupidity, that lost their lives. We get to bull...... each other just passing the day not thinking about the real topic sometimes, no harm meant. I don't know what I would of done if this man had been my friend. To watch him get attacked, bitten on the thigh and have a artery punctured then having to watch him bleed to death before my eyes while tryin... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by evancj on 18 April, 2013, 0:47
That is a sick and totally uncalled for comment about the loss of a human life evancj. Shame on you! I stand by my comment, and feel no shame for thinking it or posting it. A human life is no more special than any other life on this earth. We humans need to learn a little humility and if it takes a beaver to teach us that then so be it.
Comment icon #52 Posted by MrSerendipity on 18 April, 2013, 12:19
I am also guilty of making light of a tragedy at times. I really don't mean any disrespect for the person or people. I think sometimes when we post these stories we forget we are dealing with a human being, even though their own fault because of stupidity, that lost their lives. We get to bull...... each other just passing the day not thinking about the real topic sometimes, no harm meant. I don't know what I would of done if this man had been my friend. To watch him get attacked, bitten on the thigh and have a artery punctured then having to watch him bleed to death before my eyes while tryin... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by MrSerendipity on 18 April, 2013, 12:20
I stand by my comment, and feel no shame for thinking it or posting it. A human life is no more special than any other life on this earth. We humans need to learn a little humility and if it takes a beaver to teach us that then so be it.
Comment icon #54 Posted by Yamato on 18 April, 2013, 18:08
Awe what the hell. One less idiot in the world, no big loss, leaves more room for the beavers. Sounds like something Paul Watson would say! Oh the irony! I think there's room in the world for people who feel this way and if they actually took the action to forward such an opinion, they'll be labeled every derogatory name in the book. For instance, if you took it upon yourself to do things that were good for beavers and bad for humans, (e.g. helping them gather building ideal building materials and annoying people downstream) you'd be demonized by your local media for being so politically incor... [More]
Comment icon #55 Posted by evancj on 19 April, 2013, 0:26
Sounds like something Paul Watson would say! Oh the irony! I think there's room in the world for people who feel this way and if they actually took the action to forward such an opinion, they'll be labeled every derogatory name in the book. For instance, if you took it upon yourself to do things that were good for beavers and bad for humans, (e.g. helping them gather building ideal building materials and annoying people downstream) you'd be demonized by your local media for being so politically incorrect. Yea, there's something attractive about people who don't care what other people think, th... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by lightly on 19 April, 2013, 2:01
dam , bad luck. I was watching dual survival, and Cody found a frozen beaver .. where it had died under the tree it had felled !! I wonder about beaver intelligence.. gotta love em though.
Comment icon #57 Posted by Yamato on 19 April, 2013, 5:00
I think you misunderstand me. I agree with his goal to stop whaling, but I disagree with his methods. In this case the beaver was able to defend itself without the help of a human. It's unfortunate that the minke whales can not do the same. That said we have been able to save many other far more endangered whale species without resorting to the tactics of your hero. I think you agree with Watson on more than just the goal to end whaling if you're making such Watson-esque comments like that. This had nothing to do with whaling also, so I think you agree with Watson on more than you know. On dis... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by RigDigman on 28 April, 2013, 8:06
Man. That was one Angry Beaver. *snicker*
Comment icon #59 Posted by Nathan DiYorio on 28 April, 2013, 9:27
I stand by my comment, and feel no shame for thinking it or posting it. A human life is no more special than any other life on this earth. We humans need to learn a little humility and if it takes a beaver to teach us that then so be it. You're right. Human lives aren't any more special. But that's because all life is special. That's why our one planet out of once-upon-a-nine has it, and the others do not.


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