Skip to comments.Another rabid beaver attacks in Northern Virginia
Posted on 09/14/2012 5:00:40 PM PDT by marktwain
A rabid beaver approached young children at a nature center in Fairfax County over the weekend, officials said, just days after another rabid beaver bit an 83-year-old woman in a Fairfax lake.
About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fairfax County Animal Control officers went to Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield. The incident occurred during a program in which about 15 children were participating.
The kids were fishing when a beaver was spotted approaching a dock where about four or five children were located, a nature center staff member who witnessed the incident told Fairfax County Park Authority spokeswoman Judy Pedersen.
The beaver jumped on the dock, staggered and jumped toward a 4-year-old girl, Pedersen was told. The staff member grabbed the girl, some of the children's fathers took the kids away from the area, and nature center staff immediately called police.
"Certainly the children were startled by it," Pedersen said.
An Animal Control officer shot and killed the beaver, police officials said. No one was bitten, and there were no injuries.
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non should be none.
anything I could say here would just give me banned.
yeah, would have been way cool to see those 8 year olds running around with glocks.
(sorry MT, couldn’t resist)
That’s still funny as all get out, and gets my laugh of the day!
Animal kingdom weirdness.
Yep, they need more beaver hunters in VA.
I think they need to look into these beaver’s religious affiliations. Rabid? hah I’ll bet their Amish.
“Sometimes men make the strangest requests.”
and I thought my ex-wife was still in Texas
I was attacked by a gravid beaver once.
I still shiver in horror.
Don’t you come up with you ‘rabid beaver’ stories because, if you do, you should be banned!
Let’s maintain some semblance of decorum on FR.
(You can ping me privately and tell me all about rabid beavers)
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Sandra Fluke attack?
It would've been really gnarly, even far out!
“An Animal Control officer shot and killed the beaver”
What? A beaver shot?
Sometimes women accede to our wishes!
anything I could say here would just give me banned
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My thoughts exactly as I will keep my wild beaver stories to myself...
However, #18 and #19 again prove that a picture is worth a thousand words.
How many other pictures did your search engine give you before that one?
Ho boy. I’d fer sure get ZOT’d if I wrote what I wanted...
I had a friend who was a trapper. He got a beaver one day. He brought it over to my condo because he wanted to see how my giant Briard reacted to it! Pandemonium wanted nothing to do with it! It smelled like a skunk! I was surprised! I didn’t know that beavers had such a powerful, musky smell,,,,,
Beavers using bath salts probably- was it naked?
If so, it could be bath salts, or maybe a Brazilian beaver - not sure of their range into N. America.
It was near the top, but i knew what to search for. A slightly different search and it might have been nsfw.
LOL! Truth is always stranger than fiction!
The look on that gal’s face, the one who is actually shaving the beaver, says it all.
(standard beaver joke) When “Leave it to Beaver” came out on DVD, Dave Barry speculated on what it would have been like for an actual boy to have to grow up being known since childhood as “the Beaver”.
Actually, I was searching for the pic I posted in post 18, so I searched for “men make the strangest requests.” When I did that, a bunch of sites with that came up. The one I posted in #19 was also right up there. I couldn’t resist adding it to the thread.