Beaver attacks woman on Beaver Lake

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A 67-year-old woman said she was attacked by a beaver while paddleboarding on a lake named for the rodent in North Carolina. Betsy Bent said the beaver knocked her board over from underneath the water Friday at Beaver Lake, then latched on to her leg and wouldn't let go. Bent said a fisherman on the lake knocked the beaver off her twice, but it attacked again before letting her go. Bent needed stitches and rabies shots. The animal is being tested for rabies.

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