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|Friday June 1 8:52 AM
Dam! It's a Killer Beaver!
HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish wildlife lover survived unscathed after a beaver tried to sink its teeth into his neck as he tracked it along a remote river.
``I thought it would be nice to see the beaver jump into a river so I followed it. Suddenly the beaver disappeared and next thing I knew it was hanging on my neck,'' Penti Jylha said Friday.
Experts say it is rare for beavers to attack people. Usually the shy beasts just escape when disturbed, or slap their tails on the ground if they feel threatened.
Thanks to the cold Finnish summer, Jylha was wearing heavy clothes which protected him from the beaver's long teeth.
``When I managed to shake off the beaver it just stayed staring at me from a few meters away,'' he said.
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