Originally Posted by bigjim5589
I also had a big Beaver surface right in front of me late one evening, near dark, & turned & slapped it's tail & that scared the heck out of me!
OMG yes, that tail-slap is a shock, especially if you don't see them or aren't suspecting it. The same sort of thing happened to a buddy and me one night fishing from a tippy old aluminum canoe. It was near-dark, and beav slapped that tail about 10ft from us. Scared the bejesus outta me!