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Rabid beaver attacks 83-year-old woman in Fairfax County lake

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An 83-year-old woman was hospitalized with numerous bite wounds after being attacked by a rabid beaver while swimming in Lake Barcroft near Bailey's Crossroads. An onlooker repeatedly struck the 35-pound animal with a tree branch and then threw a fish net over it. Fairfax County Animal Control officers arrived on the scene and euthanized the animal. The beaver tested positive for the...