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Eager beaver
25th September 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A student had a confrontation with a mystery animal on a housing estate.

Nancy Fofana was walking to the shops near her home in Gloucester when a beaver appeared from a hedge.

Nancy said: “It had a pointy nose and long tail. It turned and stared and started towards me. I thought it was going to attack so I ran.”

The giant rodents have recently been reintroduced to Britain after becoming extinct. The fashion student filmed the animal, which she believes came up from a nearby river.

Professor Richard Brazier of Exeter University, who watched footage of the account, told the Metro: “Given its size, gait and the time of day, it looks like a beaver.”