Beaver Attacks And Pulls Man Off Of A Kayak

718px-Beaver_(CC)I’d say that this was like something out of a Roger Corman movie, but I think even he has his limits. Apparently, nature does not.

Rochester, N.Y. – A beaver jumped out of Irondequoit Creek and attacked a man in a kayak, knocking him into the water last Tuesday.

The victim, Michael Cavanaugh of Lima, N.Y. is recovering after being treated in the hospital for bite wounds on his back and deep puncture wounds on his arm. He is also being treated for rabies as a precaution.

BayCreek Paddling Center trainer Nate Reynolds saw part of the attack.

“I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water,” Reynolds said, describing the attack. “It was like watching a horror film.”

Reynolds said Cavanaugh was able to get to his feet and approach the dock, but the beaver would not let go of him, so Reynolds hit the beaver with a nearby paddle several times.

“The paddle broke and the beaver let go,” he said. “He kind of disappeared for a few seconds but came back up so I hit him again.”

BayCreek Paddling Center temporarily closed after the incident to try and find the beaver. Eventually the beaver’s carcass was discovered and is now being tested for rabies by animal control.

via Beaver attacks, pulls man off kayak – 13WHAM ABC Rochester NY – Top Stories.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Gratuitous joke about foamy beaver.

  • BuzzCoastin

    wild beaver beaten with large paddle stories without video
    are a tease

  • Gjallarbru

    The victim actually said “I feel a lot of gratitude to God”, the very same God that allowed the attack in the first place…

    • Anarchy Pony

      It’s like the people that survive the tornado or hurricane or whatever and thank God for saving them, even though dozens of others died, presumably some of which were also begging God for survival.

      • Mr Grim

        God has to get His laughs somehow.

        Also, I hear He drinks.

  • InfvoCuernos

    WHAT? Nobody jumped on the obvious philosophical issues concerning how a beaver could do this to “the man in the boat”? Time to draw the meat curtain on this party.

  • ÿ

    “The paddle broke and the beaver let go,”

  • Saint Eli

    Nice beaver..