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.
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.
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?