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.

14 Comments on "Rabid Beaver Mauls Virginia Woman"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Sep 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm |

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Party time | Sep 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm |

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

  5. Only in Virginia. A beaver…

  6. Coyne Tibbets | Sep 8, 2012 at 12:25 am |

    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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  8. Nunzio X | Sep 8, 2012 at 2:39 am |

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

    Fellas, am I right, here? Fellas?

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