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5/6/12 11:32pm - Original Message: 'Beavers'
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Ok, this is another silly, eldredjames question.

How many of you see beavers in or around your towns?  Yes, I mean the little brown critters with big teeth, flat tails, and build dams.  Why?  Well, I see opossums and raccoons in my backyard every night.  And of course, squirrels.

On our next trip, we'd like to go somewhere where there is a high likelihood of spotting a beaver.  Never seen one in person.

I thought this would be a safe place to ask, and a wide cross section of America.

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5/7/12 9:12am - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Lots in upstate NY
Espically up in the Adirondaks
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5/7/12 12:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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EBO correct I have only seen them a few of times once in Alaska, Yellow Stone Park and in Maine at a friendís house.   I would figure the Northeast is the best chance.  Although they are also in the Northwest.  The problem being in the Northwest the country is so rugged that it would be hard to find them in an not protected area and you also have to be in an area that has good water run off all year long.  That leaves almost all of California out of the picture.   Hunted a lot of Northern California when I was younger and never saw a beaver dam.  

Just finding them is only about 1/4 of the problem.   Seeing them work it is a bigger issue.  If you really want to see them it will take a lot of patience and luck but the Northeast or Yellow Stone would be your best bet.   

I actually never saw one outside of a zoo. I just saw active dam's they were maintaining along with their houses.  They are not much for being seen.  May be it was the fur hat thing their daddies told them about. 

My friend in Maine had on hell of a time with them for a while as they dammed up the stream running through his land and flooded about 1/3 of his field.  They were hard to convince to leave he said.  

If you want to help yourself in that area, make a little hole in their dam and then get back out of sight.  They will come up and fix it when the water level starts to drop.  Left on their own they may not come out during the day at all. The hole in the dam thing is what they used to film a lot of those nature videos.  It does get them out working in the daylight.  (According to my friend in Maine.  They finally left after they got tired of rebuilding the dam.  Took him multiple dam busting trips to get it all done.)






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5/7/12 12:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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I'll apologize in advance, but...it has to be done...


"Hey you woodchucks....stop chuckin my wood!!"

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I know...ain't the same aminal, but...it's still funny!





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5/7/12 1:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Joel not that far off...... up here we call them "Lawn Beavers"
 
Now only those of you with teens or pre teens around would understand this one.....my kids are always on the lookout for "Beavcoons"  (Spencer on I Carley)
 
 
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5/7/12 7:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Lot's of beavers up this way. They just don't like to be seen. Been a long time since I seen one. We use to go bass fishing at night and you would hear them slapping their tails on the water warning each other that there were a couple of dopes out on the water at night. A friend has a stuffed one in his living room that's bigger than my dog.

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5/7/12 8:22pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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I better not say what I would like to on this subject!..........Beavers are GOOD!

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5/7/12 9:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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My wife and I were in a bowling league called The Beavers...saw them every other Saturday night for 6 years....LOL


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5/7/12 10:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Eastern PA - Lake Wallenpaupack.  Took a canoe up one of the creeks to their lodge.  Sat for about 10 minutes till the kits came out & started playing around.  Finally Mom came out & rounded them up & back in the lodge.  Awesome sight. 

Also at the local ACME in Chester County.  They dammed up the creek, flooded a couple of yards & dropped a flowering cherry right at the entrance to the shopping center.  Laughed my butt off when I pulled in the next morning & the freshly gnawed tree was just laying there.  Knew right away who the culprits were.  LMAO


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5/8/12 10:10am - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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My late brother lived near Middleburg, VA.  For a gift his wife bought him a shotgun...he didn't like it for some reason and said she should return it.  A week or so later he asked her if she returned the shotgun...she said no because she was so torqued at him for not appreciating the gift that she threw it in the creek that ran through their property.

My brother couldn't believe she did that and went out to the creek and found the shotgun in the water...with the buttstock missing.  The beavers that inhabit the area chewed off the buttstock and used it in their dam a bit further away!

I guess my sister-in-law had a bit of a temper!


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Stand by my statement find an active dam take it apart a little and backup and wait then you will see the furry things.  Other than that go to the zoo.  Not many in the zoos either by the way.  Wood chucks that is a different story.  Anybody ever eat a wood chuck?  They look like they have a little meat on them?

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5/8/12 11:57am - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Aint seen none of them down here, but alot of these!!
I use to see them all the time when I lived up in EBO land.
 
 
 
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5/8/12 9:50pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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corvette440hp said: I better not say what I would like to on this subject!..........Beavers are GOOD!



But, after all they are the best damn builders in the world !!!
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5/9/12 8:11am - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Thumbs Down WAY to many in this neck of the woods. Can't get rid of em. Floodin roads, lawns, fields. Just a general problem. We have a season on them. They make a FINE fur coat, and are a source of a nice bounty to fur dealers.

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5/9/12 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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My Father-in-Law & I built a house on the shore of a small lake here in Jersey and there was a beaver dam on the shore about 50 feet from the house. We used to sit at the end of the day and watch them for hours, really cool. They had a whole family in there. They helped us clear the property, LOL.

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5/9/12 12:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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We have a place in Northern Michigan. There is a beaver hut close by. Whenever we get in the area we look for em, and once in a while you can spot em, but the critters are pretty shy.

Its just a short trip from Cali Jim. Come on up. Your welcome to stay anytime.


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5/9/12 12:46pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver and she shows it off to all her friends. One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her, So she caged him up with cyclone fence.
Along came Lou with the old baboon And said Recognize that smell? Smells like seven layers, That beaver eats Taco Bell.
Now Rex he was a Texan out of New Orleans And he travelled with the carnival shows. He ran bumper cars, sucked cheap cigars And he candied up his nose.
He got wind of the big brown beaver So he though he'd take himself a peek, [ But the beaver was quick and he grabbed him by the kiwis Now he ain't pi$$ed for a week.
Now Wynona took her big brown beaver, And she stuck him up in the air. Said I sure do love this big brown beaver And I wish I did have a pair. Now the beaver once slept for seven days And it gave us all an awful fright. So I tickled his chin and I gave him a pinch And the basterd tried to bite me. Wynona loved her big brown beaver And she stroked him all the time. She pricked her finger one day and it occurred to her
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5/9/12 12:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Beavers'
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Wacko Just put a piece of white sandwich bread around his kisser and keep them needles in check. Ouch

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Now take note all....................This is coming from one of our moderators..........??? ErmmLOLWacko

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I'm sorry...but if you think that is somehow "dirty", then that's on you....and your derty mind....
It's just a silly little story about a gurl and her pet beaver....Tongue

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