Dog attacked by beavers in Canadian creak

Beavers slash dog at pet park

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Max has to wear an old t-shirt to keep him from licking and scratching his wounds. Picture courtesy: CBC

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada - A Canadian woman is warning other pet owners after her dog was attacked by beavers in the North Saskatchewan River on Saturday.

Bonnie Steiner told CBC that her dog, Max, sustained three gashes to his armpit and stomach while retrieving a stick in a park near a Creek.

"Max saw something in the creek and took off on us into the creek and it turned out it was a beaver," Steiner told CBC on Tuesday. "And he wouldn't let it alone. I think the beaver would have actually left him alone, except that Max was determined to get this beaver."

Steiner told CBC the beavers started slapping their tails and diving under her pet.

"Eventually they did get him," she said. "And then he let out a great big scream."

Max was bleeding when he walked out of the water. Steiner and her husband rushed the dog to a Veterinarian Clinic where he was treated for his wounds. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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