ANIMAL FORTEANA

In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

Monday, September 10, 2012

Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County - The Washington Post

Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County - The Washington Post


The creature knocked Lillian Peterson off her feet as she was climbing out of Lake Barcroft after a swim. The 83-year-old woman twisted around to see what attacked her and noticed one thing: large, orange teeth.
A 35-pound, 24-inch rabid beaver had bitten her on the back of the leg and would not let go, sparking an ordeal that lasted more than 20 minutes Tuesday evening. The Falls Church woman and a friend battled the animal with canoe paddles, a stick and bare hands as it came at them again and again. Peterson was seriously injured.

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