Wally
Wally SuperDork
8/2/10 3:25 p.m.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/08/02/Large-beaver-attacks-man-while-fishing/UPI-53091280765417/

Large beaver attacks man while fishing

CUMMING, Ga., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Georgia wildlife officials said they are searching for a large beaver that bit a man on the leg and arm while he was fishing on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County.

Authorities said Russ McTindal was fishing Thursday when he saw the mammal, which he estimated to weigh 35 to 40 pounds, came at him quickly, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday.

"When he got close enough, I whacked him a couple of times with a fishing rod on top of the head," McTindal said. "He even speeded up more. When he got to the bank, he come in chomping."

"He was attacking me," McTindal said. "He was actually attacking me. I hadn't provoked him or anything. Apparently when I went down, he pulled his head out locked on to me."

McTindal said he escaped the beaver and used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
8/2/10 3:33 p.m.

yup, thats where i live. Should have seen the interview. In the background is his Dale Earnhardt model car and dinner plate collection. I was crying in laughter!!

zomby woof
zomby woof Dork
8/2/10 3:35 p.m.

Don't taunt the angry beaver. I think we've all learned that lesseon.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis Dork
8/2/10 3:37 p.m.

Somebody needs to call Wynona.....

-Rob

carguy123
carguy123 SuperDork
8/2/10 4:29 p.m.

Note to self: don't whack the beaver with your rod.

Fit_Is_Slo
Fit_Is_Slo Reader
8/2/10 6:13 p.m.

The cumming beavers are especially feisty this time of year..

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
8/2/10 10:42 p.m.

Dam beavers, there every where.

NYG95GA
NYG95GA SuperDork
8/3/10 9:10 a.m.

The coolest thing about beavers is that they have an inate sense of what to do with a waterway. You can seperate a beaver pup from it's mother at birth, raise it in total seclusion, and when it is old enough, let it go near a creek or stream. Having never even seen one before, it will build a dam and underwater den.

Too damn cool.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
8/3/10 9:17 a.m.

If you put a speaker in the woods and have it play the sound of running water, it will build a dam around the speaker.

carguy123
carguy123 SuperDork
8/3/10 12:13 p.m.
neon4891 wrote: If you put a speaker in the woods and have it play the sound of running water, it will build a dam around the speaker.

No, but every male hunter in the area will have an overpowering urge to pee.

And I just really noticed the name of the town in Georgia.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
8/3/10 12:19 p.m.
carguy123 wrote: And I just really noticed the name of the town in Georgia.

You could imagine what i went thru when i told my friends in California the name of the town i was moving to... :facepalm:

Matt B
Matt B Reader
8/3/10 12:41 p.m.

Title should have been: "Beaver Throttled by Pole in Cumming"

triumph5
triumph5 Reader
8/3/10 12:48 p.m.

Beaver has cable. This is Shark Week on Discovery.

David Adams
David Adams Reader
8/3/10 2:37 p.m.

I love this State

spitfirebill
spitfirebill Dork
8/3/10 4:03 p.m.

Have you heard they are going to change the name of Alpharetta to Orgasm?

Because its close to Cumming.

joey48442
joey48442 SuperDork
8/3/10 5:09 p.m.
rob_lewis wrote: Somebody needs to call Wynona..... -Rob

doooo! do do do doo dooooo!

Joey

TJ
TJ SuperDork
8/3/10 9:49 p.m.

"Cumming man escapes Beaver after pounding it with his rod,"

I should of been a journalist.

cxhb
cxhb Reader
8/3/10 9:54 p.m.
TJ wrote: "Cumming man escapes Beaver after pounding it with his rod," I should of been a journalist.

hahahaha quoted for awesomeness!

Matt B
Matt B Reader
8/4/10 8:37 a.m.

Yeah, that's better than my title.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
8/4/10 8:46 a.m.

You know, there is a BJ's Super Center, and across the street is a Dicks Sporting Goods store. In Cumming. Oh, and we have the Siemens Tower, in the shape of sperm....

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