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Posted: 3/14/2011 7:44:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 7:48:34 AM EST by Shung]
NO, not that kind you perv !




I recently was at my parents house, which is built along a big river and a small affluent, and I found this, not far away from home (less than 50yards) ... (near the small stream, close to the mouth of the river)

Can any of you beaver specialists confirm (or the opposite) that this work was made by beavers ? they say they are some in the area, but I never saw one myself (of THAT kind..) !

If it is beaver, I might purchase a game cam, and see what they are doing.. when are they eating/working usually ? dawn ? day ? dusk ? night ?

The small tree they cut and shown in the last the pictures (eaten twice) was actually stuck in branches and stuff.. so obviously they couldnt take it away. I unstucked it, and placed it on the river side.. next day, it was gone.

here are the pictures :









Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:45:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 7:47:22 AM EST by arowneragain]
That is absolutely 100% the work of beavers.


edit: And they'll do most of their work at night or dawn/dusk.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:46:57 AM EST
You got Beaver Fever!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:47:47 AM EST
Nice Beaver, ever had it stuffed?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:48:00 AM EST
Who was the ARFCOMer that had that horrible thread about "Operation: Whet Beaver" where he took pictures of himself doing mag dumps into beaver huts?

Might want to call that guy.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:51:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Who was the ARFCOMer that had that horrible thread about "Operation: Whet Beaver" where he took pictures of himself doing mag dumps into beaver huts?

Might want to call that guy.


Well, actually I was thinking of getting rich selling them fur to hat makers. I'll organise a yearly rendez vous pretty quickly
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:53:52 AM EST
That's certainly the work of beavers. I would strongly suggest getting rid of them now if you can. They usually work at dusk.

We've been fighting with some beavers for 10-15 years. In the past we would go and open up the dams in the day and come back and shoot them at dusk. A couple of years ago we purchased some tannerite to make the work a little easier. Surprisingly the beavers didn't rebuild those dams but built new dams down the creek. Currently we have around 20 acres completely under water. I already have plans for these dams...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:54:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:54:06 AM EST
I don't think their pelts are worth much. They are like prairie dogs, multiply and kill all the trees they can get to. I'd get after them quickly.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:57:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shung:

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Who was the ARFCOMer that had that horrible thread about "Operation: Whet Beaver" where he took pictures of himself doing mag dumps into beaver huts?

Might want to call that guy.


Well, actually I was thinking of getting rich selling them fur to hat makers. I'll organise a yearly rendez vous pretty quickly


beaver is only averaging $20 this year....
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:00:05 AM EST
must be some really skank beaver....

Originally Posted By Lungbuster:
Originally Posted By Shung:

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Who was the ARFCOMer that had that horrible thread about "Operation: Whet Beaver" where he took pictures of himself doing mag dumps into beaver huts?

Might want to call that guy.


Well, actually I was thinking of getting rich selling them fur to hat makers. I'll organise a yearly rendez vous pretty quickly


beaver is only averaging $20 this year....


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:00:50 AM EST
Hey, aren't beavers good to eat? I could swear I have eaten beaver before and it is great! Just remember beaver and pie go well together for the perfect meal
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:07:27 AM EST
There was one in my yard Saturday, great big old rascal. I have no idea what he/she was doing here; it's a least a mile to the nearest pond. Eventually wandered off.

Jane
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:09:21 AM EST
That's certainly the work of beavers. I would strongly suggest getting rid of them now if you can. They usually work at dusk.



Big no no around here ! I could get jailed for this. They are protected species and stuff...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:10:06 AM EST
Hire 'em out to make Pungi sticks!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:10:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 8:11:24 AM EST by Shung]

Originally Posted By Lungbuster:
Originally Posted By Shung:

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Who was the ARFCOMer that had that horrible thread about "Operation: Whet Beaver" where he took pictures of himself doing mag dumps into beaver huts?

Might want to call that guy.


Well, actually I was thinking of getting rich selling them fur to hat makers. I'll organise a yearly rendez vous pretty quickly


beaver is only averaging $20 this year....


That was a joke, Sir.. A 150 years old joke, actually...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
Then buy a canoe and take up fishing
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:14:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
Then buy a canoe and take up fishing


this is covered already ;)

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:15:07 AM EST
If we had that problem here , we would set some traps ! ( Not live traps either)

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:31:12 AM EST
your parents home will soon be underwater... beavers are evil and destructive.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:35:39 AM EST
Sometimes I've seen trees that are 4 feet wide that have been cut by beavers that are a mile from water. WTF were you thinking little beaver guy?

Even Greenpeace wants them extinct.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:37:49 AM EST
You should try skinning and stretching one. Nothing dulls a knife faster than beaver fat and you have to cut every inch of the pelt free. Used to take me about 3 hours to skin, flesh and stretch one, all for about $20. OTOH your hands were soft and smelled of beaver fat for a week.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:44:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By buck19delta:
your parents home will soon be underwater... beavers are evil and destructive.


cannot happend due to the geographical situation.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:45:28 AM EST
Had one settin up shot in my pond last year. Sucker gnawed down a willow tree about 12" around and was working on another.

Didn't want to whack him, so I called the game commission to see if they would relo the little fella.

The humorless peckerhead at the GC gave me the number for an exterminator.

Yea, I'm gonna pay some other peckerhead a couple hundred bucks to trap a beaver.

Subsequently, the beaver disappeared.

I don't know nuthin' about no beaver.



Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:46:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By dogsplat:
Had one settin up shot in my pond last year. Sucker gnawed down a willow tree about 12" around and was working on another.

Didn't want to whack him, so I called the game commission to see if they would relo the little fella.

The humorless peckerhead at the GC gave me the number for an exterminator.

Yea, I'm gonna pay some other peckerhead a couple hundred bucks to trap a beaver.

Subsequently, the beaver disappeared.

I don't know nuthin' about no beaver.





Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:54:48 AM EST
Beavers can fuck your world up. Trap them before they breed.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:56:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 8:57:05 AM EST by Dave15]
Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
There was one in my yard Saturday, great big old rascal. I have no idea what he/she was doing here; it's a least a mile to the nearest pond. Eventually wandered off.

Jane


Nice beaver Jane!

Actually, 2 YOs are on the move now, looking for their own territory.
Staring to see lots dead on the roads in the last 2 weeks.

And THAT beaver is good eats too!
I usually save the hind quarters and make BBQ and the rest goes to the hogs and/or dogs.

And +1 to the fleshing.

I LOVE to catch beaver, don't mind skinning, but fleshing is WORK!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:58:45 AM EST
I had beavers damming up a run off for a natural spring fed pond I have. I had to stay up at night with a spot light and a rifle.

It's not worth trying to break their dams if you haven't killed them yet... they are much better building them up than you are tearing them apart.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:21:09 AM EST
My grandpa has the same problem in PA. Good luck.


He got the fish and game involved since he doesn't have a fur trappers license.

The best they can do is live trap and relocate.
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