Rabid Beaver Mauls Virginia Woman

Picture: Pearson Scott Foresman (PD)

Via the Washington Post:

An 83 year-old Falls Church, VA woman is recovering from grueling injuries resulting from a rabid beaver attack. The creature chewed chunks out of her leg and nearly bit off one of her thumbs.

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.

Read on, Eager Beaver.

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  • MadHierophant
    • DeepCough

      Hey, hey–at least she didn’t get pecked to death by a giant cock.

      • Matt Staggs

         See what you did there, I do.

        • DeepCough

          What can I say, I love my work.

    • Matt Staggs

      Bookmarked for future reference.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Though shalt not fuck with the king of North American rodents.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    it was early in the morning when I saw the headline
    which I thought read
    beaver mauls woman’s vagina
    the real story was similarly bizarre

    lucky for her the 600lb beavers went extinct several thousand years ago

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    it was early in the morning when I saw the headline
    which I thought read
    beaver mauls woman’s vagina
    the real story was similarly bizarre

    lucky for her the 600lb beavers went extinct several thousand years ago

  • Party time

    Its how the zombie apocalypse will begin. I always knew a beaver would be my downfall 

  • MKU

    Only in Virginia. A beaver…

  • Coyne Tibbets

    Lucky her: She gets to go through all those nasty rabies shots…and then wait 2 years to see if she comes down with rabies…

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  • Nunzio X

    OK, but who among us hasn’t been mauled from time to time by a rabid beaver?

    Fellas, am I right, here? Fellas?

    • Anarchy Pony

      He’ll be here all week, tip your waitresses.

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