Beaver Kills Fisherman By Biting Him To Death

    May 29, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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A man in Belarus–which is located between Russia and Poland–has died after a beaver literally bit him to death.

The man, who was on his way to a fishing trip with friends, spotted the large animal on the side of the road as they made their way towards the lake and stopped to have his picture taken with it. But when he picked it up, the beaver attacked and began biting him, eventually slicing open a large artery in his leg. The 60-year old man bled to death before his friends could get help.

“The character of the wound was totally shocking,” said the village doctor Leonty Sulim. “We had never run into anything like this before.”

Beaver attacks are not uncommon in Belarus, though the latest victim is the only person known to have died from one. Locals say the animals are growing exponentially in population–up to 80,000 in Belarus alone–and are fiercely protective of their young, which makes them vicious.

Wildlife experts say they’ve seen a rash of beaver-related incidents involving humans because the animals are moving further away from wooded areas as their numbers grow.

Below is a separate beaver attack, filmed in Russia.

  • http://yahoo mcrob

    Interesting..how stupid we are as humans. The guy picks up a wild animal to take a pic with him like the beaver is uncle Bob. It’s also incredible when we go kill deer and then they attack us and we blame the animal. We are hunting them down! We are the most stupid creatures on earth!

  • http://Webpronews.com Malik

    people can’t be this stupid dude i mean he deserved this one hands down idk why this is considered news man i mean use common sense people =D

  • k2oadghana

    how can you just watch this foolish animal to kill you, my friends can you direct me to the animals hide out

  • Honest John

    very stupid act by that man, but also very tragic and sad.

    If it’s any consolation, I came across a beaver in my bed last night and ate it. Quite tasty :)

  • http://webpronews cate lynn

    Honest John- You are really a dirty filthy pig. How you can turn a tragic story in to something nasty is beyond me. You have NO compassion, morals, scruples and mostly NO CLASS!!

    • Jimmy 5 Fingers

      Oh, lighten up, Cate! You sound like an angry old lady. Jeeze, sh!t happens in life that is ironic. The fisherman deserved it.

  • Jimmy 5 Fingers

    Well, what can I say? My wife told me not to “grab the beaver” many times, and told me if I did, there would be unpleasant consequences. Guess the fisherman didn’t get the message.