Aquatic Attacks (Beaver and Otter)




Possibly your only chance this year to see a dead beaver in an ice chest. This one was killed with a BB gun after injuring two children.

2 girls injured after beaver attack in Spotsylvania County lake - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG: "A beaver attack on Sunday morning at Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County has left two sisters seriously injured.

The girls were rushed to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center after the 65-pound animal bit both of them, leaving each with serious wounds to their leg.



Meanwhile, in Minnesota:




A woman suffered some 25 bites when her swim was interrupted by an otter. This would be a river otter, not to be confused with the giant otters discussed here recently. 


Minn. Swimmer Recovering After Attacked by Otter Near Duluth | KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul: "The attack lasted for about seven minutes. When Prudhomme's father heard her screams, he jumped into his boat to help.


The Department of Natural Resources says there have only been 40 otter attacks in the U.S. in the last 20 years. Animal experts believe the otter in Prudhomme's case may have been a mother attempting to protect her young."

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