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#270728 - 07/05/14 02:53 AM Kayaker attacked by beaver
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: wellington, fl
Beaver attack report.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the creek....

Note that low tech weaponry was used to abort the attack: NY is an open-carry paddle state.
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#270729 - 07/05/14 02:54 AM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
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wow ... you gotta have some BAD KARMA to be attacked by a man eating beaver!! HAHAHA!!!!!

Pete

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#270730 - 07/05/14 04:59 AM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
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I wonder why people don't get so worked up over beaver defenses as they do over bear defenses. I mean, they are both "B" animals. This case sounds pretty bad -- dragging the guy into the water, the stuff of horror films. So, firearms, beaver spray, paddles, or a whistle?

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#270731 - 07/05/14 05:19 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
M_a_x Offline
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That guy was lucky. Last autumn I read a news story about an angler in Russia. He was attacked when he tried to take a close up photo of the beaver. The beaver severed the femoral artery and the angler died.
Maybe keeping some distance from wild animals is a good practice. Doubly so if the animal is a vegetarian.
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#270735 - 07/05/14 06:34 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
Deathwind Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
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That would be more embarassing than dying of hypothermia or starvation... just sayin


Edited by Deathwind (07/05/14 06:37 PM)

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#270738 - 07/06/14 12:05 AM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: Deathwind]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: wellington, fl
I prefer canoes to kayaks for beaver defense purposes: greater freeboard tends to discourage beaver boarding parties, a single blade paddle is superior to the double blade as a rodent-swatter, and the kneeling or seated canoe posture provides better leverage and height advantage than the kayak's below-the-waterline seating. cdc says that woodchucks and beaver can be rabid, and beaver rights acivists suggest victim was asking for it in the Belarus Beaver Battle.
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#270741 - 07/06/14 06:54 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
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Sounds like a lucky escape for the Kayaker. That beaver's got a vicious streak a mile wide. It's a killer, tis the most foul cruel and bad-tempered rodent you've ever set eyes on, which it seems can do anyone up a treat.

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#270742 - 07/06/14 07:25 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: nursemike]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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There is a movie coming out " Zombeavers" which is every bit as bad as the title promises

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#270748 - 07/07/14 04:00 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
RNewcomb Offline
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor

Sounds like a lucky escape for the Kayaker. That beaver's got a vicious streak a mile wide. It's a killer, tis the most foul cruel and bad-tempered rodent you've ever set eyes on, which it seems can do anyone up a treat.


I think possums are pretty foul... but I've never ran into a ill-mannered beaver before either.

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#270765 - 07/09/14 03:22 PM Re: Kayaker attacked by beaver [Re: RNewcomb]
Deathwind Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
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M friend has a opossum, among many other "wild" animals. It's a fine pet and while it was cute as a baby but its ugly as sin now. Maybe wildlife is fed up with our crap and striking back? You really can't blame them. JMHO.


Edited by Deathwind (07/09/14 03:23 PM)

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