Wow, how times have changed!
Beaver News Archive
Congrats to first time Dad Gnasher at Drusillas Park in the UK!
Oh, Gnasher is a beaver by the way! We figured the name might be a dead giveaway.
The North American Beaver had two babies with his lover Gnawer. They were born on June 5th, just in time for Father's Day.
A man was fishing with two friends at Lake Shestakov in Belarus when he spotted a beaver walking along the side of the road.
He took video of the beaver, getting closer and closer for a better shot until…
The beaver charged him and bit him in the leg!!
Those beaver teeth, the same ones that gnaw through trees, bit right through a main artery in his thigh.
His friends tried to stop the bleeding but the artery was completely severed and the man bled to death!
Beaver attacks are very rare but obviously can be fatal!
Check out the video (above) to see the man's actual footage of the beaver charging him in the deadly attack.
When beavers attack!!!
This is terrifying!
Four foot beavers rampaged through a town in West Sacramento, California. They tore trees down and damaged A LOT of city property!
Here's what an urban forest manager said about the incident:
Wowzers! That shiz is CRAY!
Some cute little kid was doing what cute little kids do when at the zoo: he was waving at the animals!
But then he got the surprise of his life…
This is one angry beaver we don't want to be around!
Lillian Peterson, an 83 year old woman in Virginia, was mauled by a rabid beaver while out on Lake Barcroft.
The woman was attacked as she was exiting the lake. She tried to beat the 35 pound beaver off with a walking stick…but to no avail.
A witness to the attack tried to help Peterson, but had to fend the beaver off until the police arrived.
The beaver was euthanized on the scene.
The visitor was hiking with his wife along the Wapiti Lake trail when he surprised a female grizzly bear with her cubs, the park service said. The bear attacked and fatally wounded the man in an attempt to defend her cubs.
A group of nearby hikers called police after they heard the victim's wife crying for help.
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said:
"It is extremely unfortunate that this couple's trip into the Yellowstone backcountry has ended in tragedy. Our heart goes out to the family and friends of the victim as they work to cope with their loss."
We share this sentiment.
This is the first bear-caused human fatality in Yellowstone since 1986, Nash said. Bear attacks are extremely rare.
[Image via WENN.]
In 1946 someone thought it would be super-duper cute to put some Canadian beavers in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego National Park.
So Argentine officials put 25 of the happy little beavers in the park, and and for the past 60 years the tourists who flock to the southern tip of South America rejoice when they see the beavers busily building dams and gnawing through trees.
Lovely, except for one thing: the Argentine beaver population has now grown from 50 to 200,000.
It's virtual army that is chomping, cutting and flooding forests across this frosty, remote archipelago known as Tierra del Fuego, or Land of Fire. And the beavers are moving north, having swum across the turbulent, freezing waters of the Strait of Magellan.
Today, the rodents cause millions of dollars in damage, often to roads flooded by beaver dams.
Recently the government has been in talks about hiring professional sharpshooters to search and destroy every last one of them, perhaps even from helicopters.
This comes as a sad surprise to those of us that thought you could never have too much beaver.
[Image via AP Images.]