Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Funny...well, sorta!

OK, when I read the headline, I thought, "...I'm not much of a fisherman, but what a way to go!"  Then I read the article.  The headline is accurate, but misleading, IMHO.
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Beaver kills Fisherman


The fisherman wanted his photo shot with a beaver. The beaver had other ideas: It attacked the 60-year-old man with razor-sharp teeth, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death.


It was the most serious in a string of beaver attacks on humans in Belarus, as the rodents have turned increasingly aggressive when confronted by humans after wandering near homes, shops and schools.

"The character of the wound was totally shocking for us medical professionals," recalled village doctor Leonty Sulim. "We had never run into anything like this before."

Once hunted nearly to extinction in Europe, beavers have made a comeback as hunting was banned or restricted and new populations were introduced. In Belarus, a former Soviet nation between Russia and Poland, the beaver population has tripled in the past decade to an estimated 80,000, according to wildlife experts. That has caused beavers increasingly to wander into populated areas, creating more grounds for conflict.
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Yeah, it's a let down isn't it.  But there are SO many things to poke at here.

The beaver attacked and severed an artery..it doesn't really say WHERE, does it?.

Aggressive beavers?!  Nobody wants THAT!

The beaver population in Belarus has tripled in a decade.  Maybe they're aggressive from over population.  That or over copulation!

Beavers wandering around, into populated areas, causing conflicts.  Can't we all just get along?
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Schteveo

6 comments:

Spider said...

Beavers are a whole lot easier to deal with if you just buy them a drink first and tell them they look good.

Cowpill said...

I think they are tired of being shaved.

stinkinrottenkid said...

Beavers look much better when you drink a lot first

Anonymous said...

There's noting uglier than a bald beaver.

Beaver Cleaver said...

Homo's favorite TV show?

"Leave It, It's Beaver"

Schteveo said...

I knew we'd devolve int this. So I did it anyway!