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2021-09-19 7:38:16 AM  
After a good five minutes of it, yeah.

//What do I do with the other four minutes and 30 seconds you ask? Well that's my gift to her!
 
2021-09-19 7:39:47 AM  

JustHereForThePics: After a good five minutes of it, yeah.

//What do I do with the other four minutes and 30 seconds you ask? Well that's my gift to her!


If a beaver is causing your wood to catch fire, might I suggest foreplay or lubricant. Or maybe some antibiotics.
 
2021-09-19 7:41:34 AM  
Stop raw dogging hookers
 
2021-09-19 7:43:51 AM  
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
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2021-09-19 7:45:40 AM  
Oregon State needs to tone it down, you beat Idaho, get over your self
 
2021-09-19 7:45:42 AM  
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2021-09-19 7:49:35 AM  
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2021-09-19 7:53:23 AM  
This just in: "F**K the New York Post, and anything that is published in it".
You may return to your regular program.
 
2021-09-19 7:55:24 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: JustHereForThePics: After a good five minutes of it, yeah.

//What do I do with the other four minutes and 30 seconds you ask? Well that's my gift to her!

If a beaver is causing your wood to catch fire, might I suggest foreplay or lubricant. Or maybe some antibiotics.


According to TFA there were power lines nearby.  I suggest partners share battery powered accessories.
/ Except the Anal Intruder running on East German 220 current.
 
2021-09-19 8:02:15 AM  
Found a good "Leave it to Beaver" quote

Wally Cleaver says "What a dumb thing to do. I bet you wouldn't have done anything like this if Mom and Dad were here."
 
2021-09-19 8:16:19 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:22:56 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:27:00 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:34:29 AM  
The article implies the beaver was not charged.
 
2021-09-19 8:36:14 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: JustHereForThePics: After a good five minutes of it, yeah.

//What do I do with the other four minutes and 30 seconds you ask? Well that's my gift to her!

If a beaver is causing your wood to catch fire, might I suggest foreplay or lubricant. Or maybe some antibiotics.


I'd be more worried about the splinters
 
2021-09-19 8:42:03 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:44:55 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:55:49 AM  
They are a nightmare. They were introduced in Lake Tahoe in the late 1800's by trappers, and are destructive as all get out. We had to wrap chicken wire around all our trees and fence, and boy did they get mad. They went ahead and destroyed our little dock overnight to retaliate, the buggers, though there were lots of other trees available  close by. That was all they could get on our property at that point, then we secured that and coexisted. A pair will take out a huge hundred year old pine overnight. When we first lived there it was "wow, how cool, beavers! A couple weeks later we were at war.

Sadly, after the HOA complained, we found out the forest service can only cull them, because they don't belong in that area to begin with and are harming the ecosystem. They were overrunning and overbreeding the area where we lived and people assumed they would be relocated, Everyone was upset yet also secretly relieved they were gone when they came and shot most of them.
 
2021-09-19 8:57:27 AM  
If this hppened near Canada the beaver may have diplomatic immunity.

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2021-09-19 9:06:26 AM  

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When I was a kid there was no internet. No google. No wikipedia. We had to go to the library just to look up beavers
 
2021-09-19 9:24:05 AM  
The beaver is not to blame. The power lines are.
 
2021-09-19 9:33:52 AM  
a two-acre wildfire

... and how big would it have been without the beavers?

Smokey the Beaver: A Webinar for the U.S. Forest Service by Dr. Emily Fairfax
Youtube 39CWo2Qk7TM
 
2021-09-19 10:05:52 AM  
Oh dam.
 
2021-09-19 10:57:30 AM  

Rene ala Carte: If this hppened near Canada the beaver may have diplomatic immunity.

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2021-09-19 11:03:11 AM  
Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.
 
2021-09-19 11:09:00 AM  
Gratuitous Beaver Shot
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2021-09-19 11:46:23 AM  
Why do Beavers hate America.
 
2021-09-19 11:55:40 AM  
Just like the Iliad, man... <shakes head in sorrow>.  It's always beaver, man.
 
2021-09-19 12:57:20 PM  
Fun fact with a little irony.  Oregon is one of the few states with a two sided state flag.  Guess what's on the back...
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2021-09-19 1:28:48 PM  
a wildly misleading headline?  oh, NY Post, you lovable rascal.  never change, NY Post; the modern age of alternative facts and social media disinformation influncers has in no way made you redundant.  IN NO WAY.
 
2021-09-19 1:33:55 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.


Beavers also chew trees to stop the sound of moving water. They will go up and down the stream felling trees for that reason. Not so funny in Illinois when they moved upriver into expanding suburbs.  Decorative flowering trees are included.
 
2021-09-19 1:43:24 PM  
What sort of power company allows trees that large in their right of ways?
 
2021-09-19 2:02:45 PM  
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2021-09-19 2:14:49 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.


Because its not really about the beaver but about deflecting responsibility. Its the Post after all.
 
2021-09-19 2:18:22 PM  

stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.


Beavers dig channels of water to large trees to float them back to their dams and lodges. Although usually they are just after the large canopy of small branches for food stores and leave the main trunk of the tree alone.
 
2021-09-19 2:41:17 PM  

Nocrash: stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.

Beavers also chew trees to stop the sound of moving water. They will go up and down the stream felling trees for that reason. Not so funny in Illinois when they moved upriver into expanding suburbs.  Decorative flowering trees are included.


BTW this was demonstrated simply in an experiment where sounds of rushing water were played in established beaver ponds. The poor buggers started building damns randomly in the pond.
 
2021-09-19 3:44:19 PM  

Nocrash: Nocrash: stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.

Beavers also chew trees to stop the sound of moving water. They will go up and down the stream felling trees for that reason. Not so funny in Illinois when they moved upriver into expanding suburbs.  Decorative flowering trees are included.

BTW this was demonstrated simply in an experiment where sounds of rushing water were played in established beaver ponds. The poor buggers started building damns randomly in the pond.


Your kidding right? I mean that all sounds like something someone unfamiliar with beavers would say.
 
2021-09-19 7:31:09 PM  

woodjf: Nocrash: Nocrash: stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.

Beavers also chew trees to stop the sound of moving water. They will go up and down the stream felling trees for that reason. Not so funny in Illinois when they moved upriver into expanding suburbs.  Decorative flowering trees are included.

BTW this was demonstrated simply in an experiment where sounds of rushing water were played in established beaver ponds. The poor buggers started building damns randomly in the pond.

Your kidding right? I mean that all sounds like something someone unfamiliar with beavers would say.


Nope. Famous experiment. Beavers kept building their dam until they finally found the speaker. They packed the speaker full of mud to stop the sound of running water.
 
2021-09-19 8:32:24 PM  

SumoJeb: woodjf: Nocrash: Nocrash: stuhayes2010: Why would a beaver tackle a tree that is over a foot thick?  It can't drag it anywhere for its nest.

Beavers also chew trees to stop the sound of moving water. They will go up and down the stream felling trees for that reason. Not so funny in Illinois when they moved upriver into expanding suburbs.  Decorative flowering trees are included.

BTW this was demonstrated simply in an experiment where sounds of rushing water were played in established beaver ponds. The poor buggers started building damns randomly in the pond.

Your kidding right? I mean that all sounds like something someone unfamiliar with beavers would say.

Nope. Famous experiment. Beavers kept building their dam until they finally found the speaker. They packed the speaker full of mud to stop the sound of running water.


This is it:

Richard, P.B., 1983. Mechanisms and adaptation in the constructive behaviour of the beaver (Castor fiber L.). Acta Zoologica Fennica. Third International Theriological Congress, August 15/20, 1982, Helsinki.

http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/sear​ch.do?recordID=US201302550922

That's kind of ancient though and should be re-tried to really believe it though.
 
2021-09-19 8:39:24 PM  
 
2021-09-19 9:51:23 PM  

WastrelWay: The beaver is not to blame. The power lines are.


Oh, thanks, that helped.
 
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2021-09-19 10:31:27 PM  
They fell trees to eat the bark off the twigs.  And the other stuff.  Both flooding and burning encourage the growth of aspen, which they prefer.  I say it was newly evolved behaviour.
 
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