Boy Scout troop leader Norman Brousseau, 51, was swimming in the Delaware River in Pennsylvania when he was attacked by a rabid beaver. After the scouts pulled Brousseau to shore, they stoned the beaver until it was dead. From the Poughkeepsie Journal:
The beaver bit him in the leg and then again in his buttocks, arm, hand and waist. At that point, Brousseau said, “the adrenaline kicked in.”
“I grabbed it in its mouth,” he said. “I had it around its bottom jaw as tightly as I could because I knew it was going to either bite me or bite the boys. I called the Scouts to come give me a hand.”
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