Dec 11, 2007

The man is always trying to keep the Beavers down

I wrote about the field beside our house awhile back. A couple of day ago on our dog walk we found that someone had come through with a backhoe and ripped apart the Beaver dam, and wrecked their house. I suppose that some Government entity decided that they were chewing up too many valuable sticks and Cottonwood trees and decided to step in.

Probably didn't even give the poor Beavers a chance to get out of the den before they ripped things apart. It's pretty sad...



13 comments:

  1. It is sad, until you remember the National Geographic special, "Beavers: the Hitlers of Nature." F-ing jerks.

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  2. I imagine the backhoe driver needed a cigarette after breaking down that beaver... damn.

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  3. Just FYI Beavers usually have a bolt hole in the bottom. The first good shake or noise and they would have fled. Poor little things are homeless now...but I'm sure they are alive.

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  4. You said, "Back Ho." That's what we call the girl that plays awesome defense.

    I hope the Beavers rebuild in the exact same place - only bigger and better.

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  5. That's heartless. Hope they can rebuild.

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  6. Ooooh, they will, I'm sho. Maybe they're really like the Doozers in Fraggle Rock: not truely happy unless they're building something. Although this is a helluva time to knock a damn. Besides, ain't the water froz @ this time in yo' neck o' th' woods??

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  8. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Not to worry. The government

    agencies have strict protocol. First they send three eviction notices, via certified mail.

    Then, if the mail is refused they send someone to post a notice on the den.

    In some cases they even offer assistance.

    It's really a good program, just misunderstood.

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  9. Well there you go. The beavers were adequately notified. It's their own dam (okay, damn) fault.

    Oh sure, you tell us this horrible story just when I saw a video this week of beavers holding hands as they floated on water. So cute!

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  10. Poor Beavers. I hope FEMA will provide them with a nice trailer and food stamps.

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  11. The bastards! They killed Kenny! In the people's republic of Boulder, there would have been an environmental impact statement.

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  12. It was probably someone from downstream who was pissed that his creek had dried up.

    When beavers make a dam, they alter the environment in such a way that it ultimately makes it unsuitable to sustain them. Someone once told me that they're the only animal besides man that does that. I'm not sure I buy that, but it is interesting to think about.

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