Beavers and otters and raccoons, oh my?
A rabid beaver attacked two Virginia sisters while they swam Sunday. Annabella and Alyssa Radnovich were bitten while swimming in Lake Anna Sunday morning, according to a Jeff Branscome blog post on Fredericksburg.com. The sisters were treated at a nearby hospital and released. Alyssa received stitches on her upper thigh, while Annabella received bandages to cover deep wounds above her knee.
The girls’ uncle shot the beaver with a BB gun and then killed it with a knife, according to Branscome’s report. Officials confirmed the beaver had rabies after testing. It’s just the fourth time a beaver has been confirmed to have rabies in Virginia in the past decade.