Rabid Beaver Repeatedly Attacks Scoutmaster

Were it not such a strange and unusual event with such potentially dire consequences for Normand Brousseau, the scoutmaster attacked in this story reported by the NY Daily News today, I would have laughed at the tabloid-style presentation.

I mean, how many times have I seen a beaver in the wild? Frankly, many. I’ve had them swim by,  or ward us off with a slap of their tails, but I’ve never felt threatened or even considered they could be rabid.

Perhaps a little caution is in order the next time I see one.  Mr. Brousseau was lucky he had help. His  account of being repeatedly attacked and bitten is informative and a bit unsettling. Not to mention the account of a bunch of scouts standing around stoning the beaver to death or the rabies shots I’m sure he had to endure.

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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