Friday, May 1, 2009

The spring beaver is out and about

After a nice bath the beaver needs a towel.


an average patriot said...

The cute water rats are destructive as hell. It is illegal to kill them here but they always come up dead. Man always blames the animals for his intrusion.

BBC said...

I think it's been the nicest spring here since moving here. 75 degrees today.

I pretty much avoid these city beavers, they are all members of The Insane Chicks Society (TICS)

That's the problem. A guy jumps off a bridge over there and nobody over here knows about it. You said you want to make front page.It makes the front page here, sometimes you have to settle for what you can get.

S.W. anderson said...

Good thing you had a graphic to go with that headline, LOL.

Ages ago, when I was stationed at an Air Force Base in far northern Maine, beavers would regularly build or repair a dam in a brook that ran beside a perimeter access road. As a result, the road regularly washed out.

The base veterinarian was sent to deal with them. The civil engineers had several goes at them. Then the security police were put on their case. There was one catch: don't kill the little beasties.

This went on for a couple of years. One day there was an explosion. Blew a really big beaver dam and probably a couple of beavers all over the surrounding countryside. The base commander had a fit and ordered the SP's to find out who did it. To my knowledge the case was never solved.

Not that all that kept beavers from rebuilding their dam at that same spot the following spring.

BBC said...

An outbreak of swine flu in 1976 killed one person but a vaccine to combat it killed 25.