Thursday, July 19, 2012
Beavers Gone Wild
Mmm-hmm, I know what you were thinking. But here's what it is: we seem to have a sudden plague of rabid beavers here in Virginia. There have been only four rabid beavers in Virginia in the last decade (and 12 in Virginia's entire history). In just the last few days, however, there have been two rabid beaver attacks, sending three people to the hospital for treatment and the requisite series of rabies shots.
The first incident was in Louisa County (epicenter of last summer's earthquake), where two young girls were attacked and both bitten while swimming in Lake Anna.
The second incident occurred in Giles County, where a woman was attacked and bitten in Walker Creek.
In both cases, rabies was confirmed in the marauding beavers.
This is getting creepy. First, there were those Zombie-like face-eating human-on-human attacks. Now the beavers are going all Zombie and joining the fray. What do you think is going on? Seriously. I'm taking your guesses here.