Boy Scouts Protect their Own from Toothsome, Furry Woodland CreaturesBy Michael Frank on August 14th, 2012
A few weeks ago it was frightening otters in Minnesota. This past week, it was Normand Brousseau, scout leader, swimming at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania with several Boy Scouts as well as another scout leader when he noticed a dark shape in the water, which Brousseau reports, “came through my legs and attached itself to my chest.” Brousseau managed to throw the beaver off, but it charged again, biting repeatedly. Brousseau shouted for the scouts to help. They dragged their leader to shore, he threw off the beaver, and the boys stoned the beaver to death. Is there a merit badge for killing rabid beavers? Yes, rabid: Which explains why Brousseau was attacked…and unfortunately means in addition to recovering from his wounds he’ll be getting rounds of rabies vaccine. Via Poughkeepsie Journal.
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