A solution for beaver dams?

Jun 29, 2010 Full story: Anacortes American

Last January, 80-year-old Betty Kyte was surrounded by water. Kyte said she sandbagged around her septic system to keep the water out, and she wore boots anytime she left her house.

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Hunter

Puyallup, WA

#1 Jul 13, 2010
Shoot the #%#@#$ beavers....and take out the dam. Why do we need a five year "permit" to keep pulling apart a dam for crying out loud? It's not like they are endangered species.

Return the river to its natural state for the salmon.

Alternatively, find the beaver house and take it apart. Years ago we did this with a quarter stick of dynamite for the railroad....after you blew the house, they never came back.

They do significant property damagel and need to be managed agressively. We used to get 20.00 for a good pelt to turn into a jacket or maybe a hat.

Maybe we should have similiar rights for termites...they are just doing what they do too.
Hunter

Puyallup, WA

#2 Jul 13, 2010
GEEZ,

Shoot the #%#@#$ beavers....and take out the dam. Why do we need a five year "permit" to keep pulling apart a dam for crying out loud? It's not like they are endangered species.

Return the river to its natural state for the salmon.

Alternatively, find the beaver house and take it apart. Years ago we did this with a quarter stick of dynamite for the railroad....after you blew the house, they never came back.

They do significant property damagel and need to be managed agressively. We used to get 20.00 for a good pelt to turn into a jacket or maybe a hat.

Maybe we should have similiar rights for termites...they are just doing what they do too.
E-Martin

Lexington, KY

#3 Jul 22, 2010
Where I live every wild creek has been turned into a agricultural drainage ditch. Beavers are looked upon as a terrorists. Very little water stands in these ditchs. The farm chemicals run off into the ditchs and are carried directly to the rivers, the main source of our drinking water. These creeks once were once virtual paradise, now they're dead. No one likes to stand in the way of progress, but once we've created this better world, we're going to look around and there will be nothing there to make life worth living, I've not heard a whippoorwill for five or six years, once they were everywhere. I don't remember the last time I came across a large mature toad, there's not any. I raise my own vegtables and preserve them. The beavers will repair the damage that we've done to the enviroment. The only nature people are comfortable around is what they experience in a park or zoo, that's not living. It's just existing. Who wants to just exist? People want to strip mine the mountains and build golf courses where they stood. Many farmers are a bigger threat to our existence than beavers ever thought about being, but no one cares, we've become automatons. If you build your house in a lowland near a stream, hey there's a chance it's going to get flooded., beavers or no beavers. I'm a tree hugger and proud of it. I don't want to live in one giant trailer park. Our quality of life in the future can be directed measured by our attitude towards beavers today.
Maybe

Georgetown, KY

#4 Jul 25, 2010
Yea
Maybe

Brownsville, TN

#5 Jul 25, 2010
Huh

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