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Another rabid beaver attacks in Northern Virginia
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Naomi Jagoda

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: banglist; beaver; fairfaxcounty; outbreak; rabies; va; wildlife
Too bad non of the people threatened had a gun.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

non should be none.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

anything I could say here would just give me banned.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: marktwain

yeah, would have been way cool to see those 8 year olds running around with glocks.

(sorry MT, couldn’t resist)


4 posted on 09/14/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: martin_fierro

That’s still funny as all get out, and gets my laugh of the day!

still chuckling.....


5 posted on 09/14/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: Monkey Face; Anoreth; NicknamedBob; Darksheare

Animal kingdom weirdness.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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To: marktwain

Yep, they need more beaver hunters in VA.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 5:06:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: martin_fierro

I think they need to look into these beaver’s religious affiliations. Rabid? hah I’ll bet their Amish.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 5:07:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: martin_fierro

“Sometimes men make the strangest requests.”

;^)


9 posted on 09/14/2012 5:07:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: marktwain

and I thought my ex-wife was still in Texas


10 posted on 09/14/2012 5:08:48 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: martin_fierro

I was attacked by a gravid beaver once.
I still shiver in horror.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: marktwain

12 posted on 09/14/2012 5:13:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: martin_fierro

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)


13 posted on 09/14/2012 5:18:19 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


14 posted on 09/14/2012 5:19:10 PM PDT by randita
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To: tet68

Sandra Fluke attack?


15 posted on 09/14/2012 5:26:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: onona
yeah, would have been way cool to see those 8 year olds running around with glocks.

It would've been really gnarly, even far out!

16 posted on 09/14/2012 5:26:29 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: martin_fierro

“An Animal Control officer shot and killed the beaver”

What? A beaver shot?


17 posted on 09/14/2012 5:34:57 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: marktwain

18 posted on 09/14/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

Sometimes women accede to our wishes!

19 posted on 09/14/2012 5:42:54 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: marktwain

20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: marktwain

21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Defiant

How many other pictures did your search engine give you before that one?


23 posted on 09/14/2012 6:36:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: marktwain

Ho boy. I’d fer sure get ZOT’d if I wrote what I wanted...


24 posted on 09/14/2012 6:57:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: xrmusn

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,,,,,
Well,,,,, 8^)


25 posted on 09/14/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: marktwain
A rabid beaver approached young children...(they) were startled by it,"


26 posted on 09/14/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: marktwain

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.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Brandonmark

28 posted on 09/14/2012 7:29:35 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: KarlInOhio

It was near the top, but i knew what to search for. A slightly different search and it might have been nsfw.


29 posted on 09/14/2012 11:04:08 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

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”.

;^)


30 posted on 09/15/2012 7:02:05 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

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.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 9:03:06 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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