A 60-year-old man bled to death following a beaver attack in Belarus. The man was on a fishing trip with friends when they saw the beaver early in the morning.
“One of them went up to be photographed with it, and the animal attacked him and bit him twice, cutting an artery in his thigh, before running away,” Sergei Shtyk, the deputy head of the Brest region’s wildlife inspectorate, told The Daily Telegraph.
The man’s friends bandaged him and tried to get him assistance in a nearby village, but he died from blood loss before he could be helped.
Beaver attacks are very rare, but attacks can be serious since the animals have very big teeth and powerful jaws. Beaver attacks that result in deaths are extremely uncommon, however. Unusually aggressive beavers are often rabid. Experts advise not approaching any beavers in the wild.
“A beaver is a wild animal, after all,” Shtyk told The Daily Telegraph.