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Busting the dam myths about beavers

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The North American beaver lives throughout most of Canada and the U.S., as well as parts of Mexico. The only other species, the Eurasian beaver, is native to nine countries, from France to China.

“Beavers can change the landscape like almost no species other than humans,” says Glynnis Hood, wildlife ecologist at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus and author of The Beaver Manifesto.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/animals-beavers-dams-science-rodents/

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Makes one wonder what the American landscape would have looked like if the pelt 'trade' had not wiped them out so close to extinction back in the day ...

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56 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Makes one wonder what the American landscape would have looked like if the pelt 'trade' had not wiped them out so close to extinction back in the day ...

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I remember as a kid there was maybe 4 in Woodland Township (Chatsworth) in the Pine Barrens but they are back in all their glory along with the fisher cat. A Northeaster had blown down about 4 acres of quaking bog ( cedar swamp) and they set up a whole village.

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44 minutes ago, MrBene said:

The south of Argentina is plagued by north-american beavers. I've seen some, they are cute. Apparently our government wants to get rid of them.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37973825

Yeah, that didn't turn out too well.

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I ate one this summer in Northern Canada.  I don't recommend it at all.  It just might be the worst tasting critter ever.

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44 minutes ago, poopsnail said:

I ate one this summer in Northern Canada.  I don't recommend it at all.  It just might be the worst tasting critter ever.

This is an odd post to be your first post.   Eating beaver' eh.

Welcome!

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2 minutes ago, Myles said:

This is an odd post to be your first post.   Eating beaver' eh.

Welcome!

It's an odd website.

Nonetheless, a true experience to share.

 

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Not many people like them if they have to deal with them.    If you have a pond or lake with trees around it, expect trees to be brought down.   Typically beavers are not beneficial to humans.

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