Rabid Beaver Bites Swimmer At Delaware Water Gap

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Pike County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Pike County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Yikes!

A swimmer in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was bitten by a beaver that tested positive for rabies, the National Park Service said Friday.

The park visitor was swimming in the Delaware River, just south of the Eshback Access, on Thursday afternoon when the beaver bit, Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue said.

Donahue said he did not know whether other animals in the park had rabies, which is transmitted by the bites of infected animals.

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