- Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:01 pm
Anybody ever encounter an attack beaver?I was up the Blackfoot a few years back, playing a good-sized 'bow in a large eddy when I noticed a fairly large specimen circling the water in the general vicinity of the fish. As I brought the fish in closer, the beaver moved in as well. I took a couple of steps into the water for the release and looked up to see him (or her? how do you tell, really?) about ten feet away and bearing down at full steam.Not used to dealing with aggressive beavers (certainly not that aggressive, anyway), I kinda freaked and yelled at it, at which point it veered away from a distance of four feet or so. Half-expected it to be foaming at the mouth, but aside from its actions it appeared to be your normal, garden-variety beaver.Gave me a new respect for beavers, I'll tell you that. I've kept one eye peeled for them ever since.