So a couple days ago I had a beaver become aggressive towards me the likes of which I have never seen nor have ever heard anybody talk about before. Needless to say before I go any further I must acknowledge this entire post has the setup for the most amazing double entendre that anyone could have for there is nothing worse on this planet than having to deal with an angry wet beaver! So with all that said here's the basic facts of what happened I was sitting approximately 1 to 2 yards from the waterline on a shoreline of a somewhat recently flooded area. For the background on this spot I have hunted it multiple times in the last 3 weeks. Yet for some reason this time as I was sitting there a beaver popped up approximately 20 yards away. Now having this happen in this particular area is not even remotely surprising because the area is filled with beavers but this Beaver started acting in a way I've never seen before! this duck hunting spot would probably be what many of you would expect most duck hunting spots North Dakota to be like... Translation I was making absolutely no effort to hide and probably could have been wearing freaking Blaze Orange yet the Ducks didn't seem to care! The whole point of this is to point out the fact that I was not remotely in any way shape or form hidden from this Beaver. There is absolutely zero doubt this Beaver knew I was there and it was very clear almost instantly that he knew I was there and was not remotely cool with that particular phenomenon! He started to swim towards me with no deviation or waiver or any second thought just swam directly at me all the while slamming his head up and down as well as forward and back while also banging his teeth together in some sort of weird clicking fashion that I can only compare do the scene at the end of World War Z where the zombie was clicking his teeth together right in front of Brad Pitt! This Beaver proceeded to swim directly towards me and come up on the land with me and at this point he was less then five feet away and had my attention enough that I actually sat partway up and used the barrel of my shotgun to try to push him back in the water. My Barrel never made full contact with the beaver but it was enough to push it back in the water but all he did was swim out about 10 yards and start circling back. It was at this point I rose up onto my knees to try and make myself a larger Target to possibly intimidate him. this did cause a momentary Retreat on his part but that was immediately followed by a substantially more aggressive approach with the same teeth clicking head-bobbing weird behavior I've never seen a Beaver do before. It was also at this point where I said screw this s*** and turned his head into a convertible with a 3 inch BB shell! Now I didn't have him tested but by his behavior I would be willing to say with a 99% odds of certainty that this Beaver did not have rabies or anything of that sort. The way this animal acted seemed completely calculated and not just some sort of blind baseless aggression. So again I get back to the whole point of this post and that is that the Refuge Brain Trust is one of the best repositories for aquatic Wildlife experiences and I'm just very curious if anyone has ever experienced a beaver getting irate at them for sitting next to their culvert or wet hole if you want to play the double entendre game at this point! Took this pic fairly early on in the hunt so the full limit of ducks plus a bonus Merganser are not in this pic but here is said Angry Beaver!