BUTLER TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY, Pennsylvania (WPMT) — A peaceable day kayaking turns into one thing that could possibly be straight out of a horror film for a father and daughter in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
If you go kayaking it’s possible you’ll count on to see some wildlife, however you most likely do not count on to come back face to face with a rabid beaver.
That is precisely what occurred to a father and daughter spending time on the water in Butler Township.
“Get away trigger it is a beaver!” screams Dan Wherley. “Get the f*** away. Get away you mom f*****!”
“Half manner by means of, I needed to get my cellphone out trigger no one’s gonna imagine this, a beaver biting my kayak!” defined Wherley to FOX43 Thursday afternoon.
Wherley and his 7-year-old daughter Layla have been kayaking on the Conewago Creek with their canine Ellie Might when issues took a slightly uncommon and terrifying flip – a relentless beaver scratching and biting Wherley’s model new kayak.
“I regarded, and it was a beaver scratching at it, and I believed ‘wow, that is fairly cool- a beaver got here as much as us! It would not cease, so I used my paddle tried to hit it to get it away, and it simply would not cease, would’t cease,” defined Wherley.
Realizing the beaver wasn’t giving up, Wherley used what he had available.
“I hit him with this quite a bit, however as soon as I knew he wasn’t stopping, I pulled it in half and was holding it like this and hitting him with the steel half. I figured that will do extra,” he added.
Rabid beaver assaults kayakers in Pennsylvania
It lastly let up and went straight for little Layla.
“The beaver got here as much as the kayak, and tried to get within the kayak,” defined Layla.
“I jumped out of my kayak and ran to her. I obtained to her kayak the identical time the beaver did, it climbed up on the again of her kayak, began to, and I needed to punch it to get it off, trigger I did not have something with me,” mentioned Wherley.
“How’d you are feeling?” requested FOX43.
“Scared. The beaver was going to chew my kayak,” defined Layla.
Ultimately, the combat went to shore, the place Wherley killed the beaver.
The Pennsylvania Sport Fee confirmed to FOX43 the beaver had rabies, and since, Wherley’s needed to get various pictures.
“I used to be simply worrying about her getting bit. That will’ve been horrible. I could not think about,” mentioned Wherley.
Layla’s now understandably scared to get in a kayak however says she might strive sooner or later quickly.
As for dad, he says he’ll positively be retaining an eye fixed out the subsequent time he is on the water.
“Effectively, it discovered us. We did not discover it. It discovered us,” he described.
Individuals questioning what the canine did? Effectively, Wherley says it sat within the bushes, hiding.
Officers say that is the primary time there’s been a rabid beaver in Adams County.