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Rabid beaver chases children in Fairfax; 2nd attack in a week
http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 09-12-2012 | Meridith Somers

Posted on 09/12/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT by Red Badger

A rabid beaver leaped from a pond and chased a group of children who had gathered for a fishing competition in a Fairfax County park on Saturday — the second beaver attack in the county in a week.

Judy Pedersen, spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said the beaver attacked the children around 11:30 a.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: beaver; fairfaxcounty; sourcetitlenoturl; wildlife

1 posted on 09/12/2012 2:54:47 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

If this happened 150 years ago.. little bobby would have shot it with his pistol..


2 posted on 09/12/2012 2:56:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Red Badger

One witness said they saw S. Fluke running from the area./s


3 posted on 09/12/2012 2:57:20 PM PDT by Datom
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To: Red Badger

4 posted on 09/12/2012 2:57:40 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: NormsRevenge

Kentucky Long rifle.........


5 posted on 09/12/2012 2:57:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Datom

“thank you. I just had it stuffed”


6 posted on 09/12/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Red Badger

An animal control officer cleared the area and shot the beaver.

It was tested for rabies over the weekend, and doctors on Tuesday confirmed it had the disease.

Last week, an 83-year-old woman was bitten by another rabid beaver while swimming in Lake Barcroft. That animal also tested positive for rabies. Two girls — ages 11 and 8 — were bitten by a rabid beaver while swimming in Spotsylvania County’s Lake Anna in July. The beaver was killed by someone at the lake.

County spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said that, prior to this month, it had been 12 years since the last report of beaver bites in Fairfax County.

Ms. Pedersen said animal control officials have not seen an increase in the number of confirmed rabies cases, which usually measure between 50 and 60 each year.

“It’s too early to make an assessment of what exactly is going on,” Ms. Pedersen said. “It’s very unusual, but the real meaning is still to be uncovered.”


7 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Red Badger

Rabid beaver....?

Any relation to Hairy beaver or her sister Nasty Beaver.....


8 posted on 09/12/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: njslim
Someone needs to alert the TURTLEMAN!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/12/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: njslim
Someone needs to alert the TURTLEMAN!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 09/12/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: njslim
Someone needs to alert the TURTLEMAN!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 09/12/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Red Badger

22 magnum


12 posted on 09/12/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Red Badger
Ward is not entirely happy with this course of events.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 3:06:27 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: njslim

Yeah, but Laz would still ‘hit’ it.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

“I shot the beaver...but I did not shoot the deputy.”


15 posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:36 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Red Badger

Rabid Beaver; great name for a rock band.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: Red Badger

Does this mean hillary has showed up again?


17 posted on 09/12/2012 3:26:25 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: I see my hands

18 posted on 09/12/2012 3:26:39 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Red Badger
I do not know why this photo popped into my head as soon as I read the title of this thread.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 3:27:14 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: Red Badger

This thread cannot end well.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 3:28:34 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Altariel
Nothing like a good beaver shot.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 3:42:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch



22 posted on 09/12/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT by tomkat (double ought . . cuz single ought gets lonely ;-)
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To: tomkat

I was hoping that would show up...I think my wife will get a kick out of it...if not, then I will get a kick out of it.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 3:49:18 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Ward, you’re going to have to a talk with the Beaver !”


24 posted on 09/12/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT by tomkat (double ought . . cuz single ought gets lonely ;-)
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To: Red Badger

Nice beaver!


25 posted on 09/12/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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have x2              sheeez
26 posted on 09/12/2012 3:58:28 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red Badger

They’re usually fat and middle aged...

and prefer to be called “cougars”


27 posted on 09/12/2012 4:47:24 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: njslim
Any relation to Hairy beaver or her sister Nasty Beaver.....

LOL. There is an OBGYN in Fairfax, VA named Harry Beaver. :-)

28 posted on 09/12/2012 4:48:51 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: chickenlips

***Rabid Beaver; great name for a rock band.***

Or maybe a Punk Country band...


29 posted on 09/12/2012 5:07:06 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Red Badger

A hydrophobic beaver! Just damn.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 6:25:14 PM PDT by prolusion
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