"The beaver attacked the grandmother. She was seriously hit by the animal's tail and received a number of bites and scratches," an officer told the newspaper.
I have had an encounter with an overly aggressive, giant, hairy beaver before, and it has left me scarred for life. I was hit by her large tail, bitten, scratched, and damn near smothered.
The authorities have decided to kill the dozen or so beavers living near the beach to eliminate any further risk to local bathers.
"Beaver Shot at Swedish Beach!" will be the next headline.