Beaver hospitalises fisherman in frenzied riverside attack

6th August, 2010

A hefty 3-stone beaver has hospitalised a fisherman following a frenzied attack.

The incensed animal swam across the river and launched itself at 55-year-old Russ McTindal.

The American said he tried to fight off the beaver by hitting it with his rod as the animal gnawed at his arm.

‘It was attacking me,’ McTindal told Channel 2 Action News. ‘He was actually attacking me. I hadn’t provoked him or anything.’

‘This was one of the biggest beavers I’ve ever seen.’

Mr McTindal, who was rushed to a Georgia hospital, added “It hurt like hell”.

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