ROCHESTER, NY (June 18, 2014) – A New York man was brutally attacked by a beaver during a kayaking lesson last Tuesday.
Mike Cavanaugh was just getting in the water, when a beaver leaped out of nowhere and attacked him.
A kayak instructor saw it happen and jumped in to help.
“I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped up, grabbed his arm, and pulled him right out of his kayak.”
The beaver was still attached to Mike’s arm after it flipped him out of the kayak. That’s when the kayak instructor hit the beaver with a paddle with so much force it knocked the blade off the shaft.
The beaver’s carcass was spotted a few days later and was taken by animal control.
Cavanaugh’s arms and back are still bandaged.