A case of entrapment

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Bob Kline, of Vacaville, holds a conibear body-grip beaver trap he found Wednesday on the bike path near Alamo Creek. Full Story
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Since: Jul 08

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#1 Jul 31, 2008
A beaver hunt? I want in.
Concerned Citizen

Santa Ynez, CA

#2 Jul 31, 2008
This is completely outrageous!!

Since: Feb 08

Mariposa, CA

#3 Jul 31, 2008
Max, you make me sick. I wanted the first beaver joke, you lousy putz.

Now my whole day is ruined. I hope you're satisfied.

PD
Debbie Bounds

San Ramon, CA

#4 Jul 31, 2008
THIS THE HELL ISN'T FUNNY
Vacaville Resident

Milpitas, CA

#5 Jul 31, 2008
I would prefer to have them trapped and have safe water and less flooding. However, signs need to be posted through out the creekwalk and at the entrances of the park so that residents are aware. We have several venues throughout the year to make announcements as well such as the Friday night music. Why not inform all of the school teachers and schools to make announcements to the students as well as put notices in the water bill, garbage bills, and newspapers....Just a matter of time and organization to inform residents of the situation. Besides isn't the water area of the creek supposed to be off limits...technically ...
Donald Amis - Vacaville

Barcelona, Spain

#6 Jul 31, 2008
Beaver hats might make a comeback. A whole new industry could spring up in Vacaville. But then we'd ahve to change the name of the town to Castorville.

Seriously, it's a problem for everyone concerned, and no one comes out a winner except, potentially, people ho live on or near the creek whose homes might be saved from flooding.

If the creek is swimmable, then care needs to be taken to ensure that the areas with the traps are marked and off-limits.

Since: Feb 08

Mariposa, CA

#7 Jul 31, 2008
Debbie Bounds wrote:
THIS THE HELL ISN'T FUNNY
You're right. Beaver abuse is just sick.

PD
Capt_Obvious

Mount Clemens, MI

#8 Jul 31, 2008
If you advertise where the traps are (as if they haven't already), you'll get some "concerned citizen" going down and tripping the traps on purpose to save the beavers.
It's sad to have to kill the critters, but what do people expect the City to do? The City gets reamed up the kazoo when they don't do anything and get reamed again when they do ... they can't win. At least this way people can't say the City isn't doing enough.
Noah

San Rafael, CA

#10 Jul 31, 2008
I don't understand why we have to kill these poor animals? Can't we relocate them? Why do we have to kill them? And by drowning? What a horrible way to die. Certainly not the most humane method.

“Oblabla - You Lie”

Since: Jan 08

Richmond to Buddy

#11 Jul 31, 2008
I think the City Council should hold a special meeting tonight and have a moratorium on the beaver issue in town until further studies can be done. Maybe we could a have beaver petting zoo.
Habitat

Vallejo, CA

#12 Jul 31, 2008
Vacaville should learn from the city of Martinez
they have welcomed the Beavers. If they found a way to make it work why can't Vacaville? Killing the animals is horribly inhumane!
anon

Vacaville, CA

#13 Jul 31, 2008
Habitat wrote:
Vacaville should learn from the city of Martinez
they have welcomed the Beavers. If they found a way to make it work why can't Vacaville? Killing the animals is horribly inhumane!
Looks like we've found a place to relocate the b...trds to.
Violet Blue

Oakland, CA

#14 Jul 31, 2008
The City needs to provide raccoon traps, too. Coons are outrageous and spread disease. They are everywhere in town and even living under people's houses. As it is, you have to hire someone to come out and kill them.

If we don't do something soon, our town will get remained but I don't want to say what that will be because it is racist.
Voice of Reason

Berkeley, CA

#15 Jul 31, 2008
I can't believe the city is actually going along with this ridiculous way of trapping the beavers. There have to be more humane and safer ways to remove the beavers from the unwanted areas. If the trap can take off someones hand, they shouldn't be allowed to put them in the creek where children or dogs can come into contact with them. I am disappointed in the city to allow such an outrageous thing to occur. There should be consequenses!
CONFUSED

San Francisco, CA

#16 Jul 31, 2008
At best this is a no win situation for the city. They are controled by I believe it is state fish and game law, which says the beaver cannot be relocated from its area. But it is ok to kill it. Strange law. Lois Wolk probably helped pass that one too.
Yet the beavers mke a mess out of the creeks which has been contributing to the floods. Whats a city to do?
However I can remember many days as a kid when we played and explored in the creeks. They idea of a kid getting hurt with one of these traps really needs to be addressed, now.
Perhaps hanging signs in the areas of the traps. Then hope that these kids can read, without having to be college age. Perhaps sending a flyer home with the younger kids might help. If the parents can read. If ot, just keep spending money on free programs at school, they'll be OK.
Spen

Santa Rosa, CA

#17 Jul 31, 2008
Beaver Petting, That would be a good promotion for Secrets.
EX VV

United States

#18 Jul 31, 2008
"Because the city exhausted all other methods of removing the animals from Alamo Creek and areas in Browns Valley, the California Department of Fish and Game recommended the lethal trapping, said Craig Isham, Vacaville Public Works maintenance superintendent."

This one is going to get ugly. Maybe they could use live traps and let everyone who is going to start screaming about the beavers take one home as a pet. Anyone who lives near the creek knows that the flooding is a disaster and that the standing water not only stinks but the mosquitoes that come off it are a nuisance and a health hazard.
Florence

Vacaville, CA

#19 Jul 31, 2008
Vacaville Resident wrote:
I would prefer to have them trapped and have safe water and less flooding. However, signs need to be posted through out the creekwalk and at the entrances of the park so that residents are aware. We have several venues throughout the year to make announcements as well such as the Friday night music. Why not inform all of the school teachers and schools to make announcements to the students as well as put notices in the water bill, garbage bills, and newspapers....Just a matter of time and organization to inform residents of the situation. Besides isn't the water area of the creek supposed to be off limits...technically ...
I agree... I would rather have less flooding. For the people who think it is a horrible way to trap the beavers, trap them yourself and take them to Martinez. If you come across the trap, do not touch it, duh... kids shouldn't be in the creeks, it is not a swimming hole.
Sandra

San Ramon, CA

#20 Jul 31, 2008
Maximus Vacavillius wrote:
A beaver hunt? I want in.
It would be nice if you did'nt have to have a sarcastic response to everything. You obviously think you are funny but I see a pathetic person with nothing better to do than to use the comments for a stand up routine. This area is for the grownups. Why don't you ask Mommy for a treat and go play in the backyard.
Sandra

San Ramon, CA

#21 Jul 31, 2008
Vacaville Resident wrote:
I would prefer to have them trapped and have safe water and less flooding. However, signs need to be posted through out the creekwalk and at the entrances of the park so that residents are aware. We have several venues throughout the year to make announcements as well such as the Friday night music. Why not inform all of the school teachers and schools to make announcements to the students as well as put notices in the water bill, garbage bills, and newspapers....Just a matter of time and organization to inform residents of the situation. Besides isn't the water area of the creek supposed to be off limits...technically ...
You have made some very valid points. I hope more will be done with this potentially dangerous situation.

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