Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh, how I wish I were kidding. . .

I was once attacked by a beaver. For the record, please attempt to never have to type that sentence. It was shortly after Kevin and I got married. He was fishing late one evening at a spot on the river that I drove by on my way home. I knew he was fishing there, so I stopped. We talked for a few minutes, and Kevin mentioned that he had seen a couple of beavers since he arrived. I didn't think anything about it. By this time, it was really dark. He was behind me a little ways, working on his fishing pole. I heard the grass rustling just in front of me. It was loud, as if a very large animal was coming out of it. About that time, I could just see the grass parting, and a creature coming at me. I was shouting Kevin's name, and backing towards the river. I backed up too far. The next thing I knew, I was sliding down the bank towards the river, and the beaver had started down the bank. I managed to jump/climb up the bank as the beaver slid into the water. I stood up, dusting myself off, and trying to look as if a beaver had not just tried to eat me alive. Remember, we were newlyweds. It was important for me not to look fazed by this incident. I looked over at him, and he's literally down on the ground laughing. . .so much for remaining unfazed.

Stay tuned for the "Peacock Incident of 1983." It's a riot. . .if you're not me, that is.

7 comments:

Berji's domain said...

was there something exceedingly special about you that night or do beaver usually attack people?
"For better or worse...looking dumb or brilliant" that's in the vows, isn't it?;)

Debbie said...

I actually love that sentence. That is the funniest thing ever!

Lorrie Veasey said...

LOL. Good thing you got away: it might have damned you to heck.

okierivermama said...

ok that is just it...i have to meet you now!!! I always think weird junk like this only happensto me but it happens to you too!!!
are you going to springfest in Fay next weekend at all?
steff

Jenn said...

Just think of the "one that got away" stories he gets to tell all his beaver buddies!

momof2 said...

That is one of the funniest things I've read in a while! Lol! Thanks for the laugh (totally at your expense!)

Rachel said...

That is insane!!
And it's moments like that that just "make" blogging. :)