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    Yet another death by Angry Beaver...

    Man tries to take photo of beaver; it kills him

    A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. The animal managed to sever an artery, and his friends couldn't stop the blood flow. [edit Because they couldn't stop laughing long enough to tourniquet their friend]

    Sky News helpfully reminds us that beavers can, of course, bite through trees. Beaver attacks are rare, though, and when they do occur, rabid beavers are generally to blame (as in the 2012 attack in upstate New York). But just this week, a video was posted on YouTube showing a beaver going after a Russian man, reports the Telegraph, and two girls were seriously injured after being mauled by a beaver in Virginia last year.

    In similar news with a happier ending, the AFP reports that a Komodo dragon "sunk its teeth into" an 83-year-old Indonesian woman on Tuesday -- but she was able to fend it off. [edit By showing it her 83 year old beaver.]



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    all that work just go there? really?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Jesus. And I've always thought those little bastards were cute. Well, then again, I think lions and bears are cute too...

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    i kayak at night and them dang things scared me many times

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    I read the title and thought "Where's my wife?"

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    I've got plenty of them in the back yard. I have them, you need them. Free for the taking. Be the first in your neighborhood to have your own pond rodent!! They seem to enjoy indian hawthornes, rose bushes, and the occasional crepe myrtle tree.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    I've got plenty of them in the back yard. I have them, you need them. Free for the taking. Be the first in your neighborhood to have your own pond rodent!! They seem to enjoy indian hawthornes, rose bushes, and the occasional crepe myrtle tree.
    We had one chew through the foam on our boat dock and build a lodge in between the foam and the wood decking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    We had one chew through the foam on our boat dock and build a lodge in between the foam and the wood decking.
    Flexible, creative, resourceful and destructive. All admirable qualities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Flexible, creative, resourceful and destructive. All admirable qualities!

    You admire ModoVincere, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You admire ModoVincere, don't you?
    Who doesn't? He's dreamy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Who doesn't? He's dreamy.
    You keep your hands off of him! He's mine!

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    And with that, this thread officially crossed into the WAY CREEPY zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    You say it like its a bad thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    You say it like its a bad thing
    I meant to say it with pride, as so few threads make it there these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Dam it. Dam it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Dam it. Dam it all.
    This thread can really hold it's water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    But can it hold its liquor?


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    Why I otter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    That last poast threatened me. I almost clammed right up. Almost.

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    A moose once bit my sister...

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    moose bites can be quite nastii

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    Year before last a sea lion took a chunk out of a local fisherman's butt while he was unloading fish at one of the canneries.

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    I'm contemplating high explosives to remove the beavers from my back yard but I doubt my neighbors would approve. I think the posted video proves that they can be vicious and deadly so anything short of a nuclear response would be fair.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    What would you do to little kittens?

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