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Beaver Bites Fisherman To Death In Belarus [Video]

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Beware of the beaver.

Authorities say a fisherman in eastern Europe was reportedly attacked and killed by a beaver as he tried to take its picture.

According to The Telegraph, the unidentified victim was fishing on Lake Shestakov in Belarus when the furry tree-muncher launched a savage attack, biting the man’s thigh and severing a main artery.

Following the attack, two friends who were with the victim during the incident desperately tried to stop the flow of blood but were unable to do so as the man bled to death.

Wikipedia notes beavers are nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodents known for using their powerful teeth to chomp through trees to build dams on rivers or streams.

Attacks by the normally gentle creatures are extremely rare.

However, experts say that if the animals are rabid or feel threatened or cornered, they can quickly become violent and go into attack mode.

Last year in Pennsylvania, a Boy Scout leader was attacked by a beaver as he swam in the Delaware River.

As reported by The Inquisitr at the time, the rabid beaver began to bite the scout leader in the leg and then again in his buttocks, arm, hand, and waist until the scout leader’s adrenaline kicked in and he was able to pry the creature off.

The leader then managed to grab it by the jaw and bring it to shore, where Scouts stoned it to death as their leader lay injured.

Earlier this week, a separate beaver attack filmed by Alexander Targon in Russia was uploaded to YouTube.

Targon reportedly followed the beaver until it turned and attacked him.

A video of that attack can be viewed below:

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96 Responses to “Beaver Bites Fisherman To Death In Belarus [Video]”

  1. Jane Walls

    OMG that is horrible…Leave It To Beaver just went to another whole new level!

  2. John Rigney

    He didn't want his picture taken.Must be global warming:-)

  3. Jimmy FiveFingers

    Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver.
    And she shows it off to all her friends.
    One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her,
    So she caged him up with cyclone fence.
    Along came Lou with the old baboon.
    And said Recognize that smell?
    Smells like seven layers,
    That beaver eats Taco Bell.

    Now Rex he was a Texan out of New Orleans.
    And he travelled with the carnival shows.
    He ran bumper cars, sucked cheap cigars.
    And he candied up his nose.
    He got wind of the big brown beaver.
    So he though he'd take himself a peek,
    But the beaver was quick and he grabbed him by the kiwis.
    Now he ain't pissed for a week.
    (And a half!)

    Now Wynona took her big brown beaver,
    And she stuck him up in the air.
    Said I sure do love this big brown beaver.
    And I wish I did have a pair.
    Now the beaver once slept for seven days.
    And it gave us all an awful fright.
    So I tickled his chin and I gave him a pinch.
    And the bastard tried to bite me.
    Wynona loved her big brown beaver.
    And she stroked him all the time.
    She pricked her finger one day and it occurred to her.
    She might have a porcupine.

  4. Mike Holmes

    I was waiting on a field goal. Any wild animal like that runs at you, you kick it. He should've punted that beaver into next month, and videotaped it flying down through the trees. If he was to dumb to kick away a small wild animal running at him, he deserved to get bitten. And if he died from it, let the headstone read "I was to stupid to kick away a wild beaver that ran at me, and it bit me and I died… Being this stupid, and with the survival of the fittest as described by Darwin, I was lucky to be alive this long."

  5. Laura Samek

    I dreamt last night I was being attacked by a rabid raccoon and wrestled it into submission until it purred like a kitten-dream analysis anyone? (=wtf)

  6. Scott Solis

    this article had it all. Rabid Beavers, Boy Scouts, death by stoning, severed arteries of wannabe photographer/fisherman.

  7. Joe Bunker

    This isn't the first time a beaver has lead to the death of a man, although usually they're attached to women.

  8. Kizzy Kay Rosales

    They're wild animals. Key word: wild. They should be left alone.

  9. Wazir Muhammad

    as harsh as this sounds i have to agree with him.
    i can understand if a gang of wild beaver got him but one beaver? what a silly way to die.

  10. Madeline Kay Loupee Norton

    Ahhh, how can we forget about Priscilla Presley? Elvis is turning over in his grave from FREIGHT! She looked for a plastic surgeon to give her "a deal!" I don't have an inth of her $$ and I WOULD NEVER LOOK FOR SOMEONE TO GIVE ME A "DEAL" CONCERNING my face! I would hire the best I could afford! WTW is wrong w/people? This isn't K-MART folks – NO BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS ON PLASTIC SURGERY!

  11. Carlos Taveras

    Holy Caddy Shack Batman! Now the beaverment process begins.

  12. John Kremitzki

    AFTER VIEWING THIS VIDEO, I'M EVEN SCARED OF MY FIANCE'S BEAVER!

  13. Vicki Bangs

    This time of year it could have had babies somewhere and felt threatened by the fisherman. Humans need to give wild life a wide birth. We are stealing all of their habitats so we will come into contact with them more and more. Use your heads and go the other direction. Most are NOT rabid!

  14. Mike Perry

    The femoral artery is a tough one to stop or tourniquet. The best thing to do would be to tie a large rock against the groin crease on the affected leg with a belt…tight enough until the bleeding stops.

  15. Mike Perry

    The femoral artery is a tough one to stop or tourniquet. The best thing to do would be to tie a large rock against the groin crease on the affected leg with a belt…tight enough until the bleeding stops.

  16. Michael D. Prospero

    sorry, but you're a big wussy if you get killed by a beaver. I would have broken that freakin' things neck.

  17. Taylor Smith

    I feel bad for the beaver. Leave the wild alone and most likely they will leave you alone. I kind of doubt how this story has been depicted, they were probably harassing the poor animal.

  18. Benjamin Brooks

    This is how I imagine the whole Zimmerman/Martin thing went down…..

  19. Jill Jamison

    OMG I never would of thought that a beaver would attack someone.

  20. Jill Jamison

    OMG I never would of thought that a beaver would attack someone.

  21. PJ Granieri

    Must be a female beaver with the #WarOnWomen I think it's acceptable punishment. GO BEAVER GO…

  22. Allison McClellan

    Well he got what he deserved… you don't keep following an animal that is minding its own business! Of course the beaver was going to attack him…people these days….

  23. Trisha Angela Valdez

    My daughter Jordyn Perez claims beaver attacking don't happen… it does!!!! Omg I knew it!!!!

  24. Nicki Fitzgerald

    I was watching the video and when the beaver started running it made me jump lol. I know now to stay the hell away from beavers. I don't think I would have followed this thing around in the first place, I'm sure the beaver felt cornered by this guy and felt like he was in danger that's the reason this happened to him Its not the beavers fault.

  25. Nicki Fitzgerald

    The guy should not have followed the animal around in the first place. Its not the beavers fault its the dumb ass that did not have a clue about what wild means. People like this is the reason why so many animals get killed that shouldn't be killed, animals are not the problem its the dumb ass humans who doesnt have a clue and the animals have to pay for it. But in this case I guess the guy paid for it too.

  26. Nicki Fitzgerald

    WTH are you talking about this is about beaver killing a guy and your talking about Elvis WTH.

  27. Nicki Fitzgerald

    Yea rught keep dreaming you dont know how strong the animals are untill you come up against one. Get real dude untill you have been up against one then you dont have a clue what you are talking about. These animals fights other animals to stay alive they are not a weak animal. Sorry but you need to Get Real.

  28. Anonymous

    When you are messing with the wild, and nature be ready to fight. Do not turn and run you will expire. Should have kicked that beaver to the moon.

  29. JoAnne Braley

    Yep, leave the wild alone, and don't follow closely. The poor thing looked as though it didn't feel well. The only times I came in contact was sleeping in my Jeep in the wild of Montana, they built a damn across it that showed up in the morning, as the deer ate grass all around. I was very quiet and we all enjoyed the scene.

  30. JoAnne Braley

    Yep, leave the wild alone, and don't follow closely. The poor thing looked as though it didn't feel well. The only times I came in contact was sleeping in my Jeep in the wild of Montana, they built a damn across it that showed up in the morning, as the deer ate grass all around. I was very quiet and we all enjoyed the scene.

  31. Bill Jones

    so now all of hollwood has an excuse to attach "cameramen"…ok.

  32. Christian James Meredith

    The animal's hardly a victim, although granted it's only equivalent to a toddler in mental ability. The only victim is the guy, a victim of lack of experience, education and wisdom, which comes back to the education system, since we don't go teaching kids and adults these things about wildlife safety and expect about 10% of them to accidentally stumble upon news stories like these. Heck, even then, if a tourist from here in Australia went to Belarus and saw beavers, they might try the same thing and get bitten too, no way they're gonna know beavers are dangerous!

    And this is a much more complicated issue than simply animals having to pay for things, although I do disagree with putting them down like we do. If animals have rights, we have rights too, only problem is *we* are the only ones who know what that even means, and they simply are granted rights without awareness of them (let alone self-awareness in many species). Short of rigorous domestication of all species on the planet (I'll leave that for the year 3000AD), I don't see any easy way around the conflict between man and wild.

  33. Sketti Nbutter

    Well I watched the video, and its clear the beaver stopped and looked at dude TWICE, the first time was like "dude wtf are you following ME for, do I LOOK like I'm wearin a damn hoodie? ichBgone!"…the second time was like "dude I have a RIGHT to be here…You need to go bother some other animal I'm not messing with YOU!'..the third time kinda spoke for itself, but unlike another popular case, the nosey mofo that started it all…ended up DEAD.

  34. Greg Zimmerman

    Wazir Muhammad, but maybe in Belarus (in eastern europe) they'll have to start thinking of wild beaver like wild boar—dangerous!

  35. Greg Zimmerman

    Wazir Muhammad, but maybe in Belarus (in eastern europe) they'll have to start thinking of wild beaver like wild boar—dangerous!

  36. Jim Bob

    Serves the guy right. Leave the Beaver alone he wasn't bothering anyone. Humans have to get into the face of wildlife all the time then they say hey poor human for getting killed or mauled. People have been infringing on wildlife's territory for hundreds if not thousands of years. Building their crap in the home of wildlife. What would you do if you were the animal. I know what I would do….just like the Beaver did.

  37. Angela Snapp

    Apparently they don't like to have their picture taken…

  38. Chris Martin

    the vidio shows that the camera man got what he deserved. But you know they blame the beaver– now who is the one with the intelegence.

  39. Diane Rutz

    it was one thing to help the beaver get out of the cable wire but then the guy stayed around to tease the beaver which I think is uncalled for. release the animal then leave the area, don't stay and be mean to it. then we wonder why animals want to attack people, duh!

  40. Steve Romo

    Man killed by Beaver…. I could say such a bad joke on the beaver mauling…. Lol!!!

  41. Lee Cahalan

    Yes as Gomer once said "Surprise surprise SURPRISE!" What's the world coming to? A wild animal defends it's territory?

  42. Katherine Butler Mahon

    Nicki Fitzgerald It's still a tragedy, the man didn't deserve to die. Of all the people who hurt animals and get away with it, this guy only wanted to take a picture, even though it clearly wasn't a smart idea. Of course it wasn't the beaver's fault, but let's not forget compassion. Imagine what the man's family is going through.

  43. Milly Kimmick

    Shame on you people who are making jokes or saying the guy was stupid or deserved to die. He was trying to take a picture. Most people would NOT expect a beaver to attack unprovoked, as they are normally gentle creatures. The main artery in his leg that was severed caused him to bleed out quickly, that's why he died. It wasn't like this guy was poking the beaver with a stick or destroying his dam. So have a little compassion, a man died. It's not funny. You wouldn't be laughing if it was your father, son, brother.