2nd Attack on Swimmers, This Time a Beaver

There’s been a 2nd attack on swimmers by a critter. This time it’s reported to be a rabid beaver.

FROM U.K.’s MAIL ONLINE: Eight-year-old Annabella Radnovich and her 11-year-old sister, Alyssa, were playing with their cousins at Lake Anna in Virginia’s Spotsylvania County when the 65 pound animal bit and scratched their legs.

The sisters were rushed to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center after the attack just before noon on Sunday.


DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Not 48 hours ago, the Otter attack on a triathlete in Minnesota captured national and world headlines, ending up on Yahoo’s front page by the end of the day. It’s makes me wonder if this is going to be the Summer of the Shark, famously coined from the nonstop reports on shark attacks in 2001, from early July until September 11th, when global news became one story we will all never forget.

Granted, two consecutive stories does not make a trend, but Otter and Beaver attacks are so rare, I’m going to keep my antenna up. Stay tuned…

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
11 years ago

Great. Lake Anna is the site of the Eastern Zone Open Water championship in mid-August. Hope the beavers, badgers, otters et al simmer down before then.

11 years ago

Is the attacker on a swimming scholarship at Oregon State?

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

Read More »