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Beaver sighted in Detroit River; first in 75 years
AP ^ | 16 Feb 2009 | AP

Posted on 02/17/2009 8:12:26 AM PST by BGHater

Wildlife officials are celebrating the sighting of a beaver in the Detroit River for the first time in decades, signaling that efforts to clean up the waterway are paying off.

The Detroit Free Press reports that a beaver lodge has been discovered in an intake canal at a Detroit Edison riverfront plant. Officials believe the beaver spotted by the utility's motion-sensitive camera marks the animal's return to the river for the first time in at least 75 years.

Photos and video were taken in November, but Detroit Edison didn't want to release them until they could ensure the animal's safety.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beaver; detroit; wildlife
A photo taken by a Detroit Edison motion-sensitive camera in November shows a beaver on company property. It is the first beaver seen in Detroit in at least 75 years and is a sign the river is cleaner.


1 posted on 02/17/2009 8:12:26 AM PST by BGHater
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To: BGHater; fanfan

It is so tempting to make a comment about the “Windsor Ballet”.


2 posted on 02/17/2009 8:14:58 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: BGHater

A beaver cut down three small, recently planted trees in my backyard a couple of years ago, the little bastid...


3 posted on 02/17/2009 8:15:03 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: BGHater

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “Bush’s fault”, doesn’t it?


4 posted on 02/17/2009 8:15:11 AM PST by Buck W. (BHO: Selling hope, keeping the change.)
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To: BGHater

5 posted on 02/17/2009 8:16:03 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BGHater; Travis T. OJustice
Wildlife officials are celebrating the sighting of a beaver in the Detroit River for the first time in decades, signaling that efforts to clean up the waterway are paying off.

Detroit, like Ward Cleaver, has been a little rough on the beaver.

6 posted on 02/17/2009 8:16:06 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: BGHater

OMG! As soon as we’re done combatting global warming, we gotta do something about these invasive species!/s

I had no idea that adult beavers were “50 to 100 lbs”.


7 posted on 02/17/2009 8:18:05 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: BGHater
She was scantily dressed and floating face down.
8 posted on 02/17/2009 8:18:57 AM PST by Wavrnr10 (Eagles soar....but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines!)
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To: BGHater

I thought Madonna moved to Great Britain more recently.


9 posted on 02/17/2009 8:20:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: BGHater

Leave it to Beaver (parody)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxGo0KT8Z7Y


10 posted on 02/17/2009 8:20:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: BGHater

It’s not surprising. Remember the line from Jurasic Park? “Nature will find a way?” It is a subtle reminder that the hysteria of the ecobunnies and tree huggers that their arrogance that humankind could affect nature on a world scale is preposterous.


11 posted on 02/17/2009 8:21:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Puppage

Wow. I didn’t realize the Detroit River was so clean.


12 posted on 02/17/2009 8:23:13 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: BGHater

Getting really cold up north.


13 posted on 02/17/2009 8:24:07 AM PST by Tarpon (If you don't stand on principle, you stand for nothing at all.)
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To: Constitution Day
Damn, now I can't post "IBTGWYWKOROTBLN".

"in before the Gee, Ward, you were kind of rough on the Beaver last night"

14 posted on 02/17/2009 8:24:20 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: BGHater

Nice Beaver

15 posted on 02/17/2009 8:24:20 AM PST by Scutter
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To: BGHater

Apparently beavers have been afraid of new car production all these years.


16 posted on 02/17/2009 8:25:33 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: andy58-in-nh
Wow. I didn’t realize the Detroit River was so clean

It has to be.......otherwise, the beaver wouldn't, ummm, come.

17 posted on 02/17/2009 8:26:40 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BGHater

This is good because when Bari The Kenyan gets done with us, we’re all going to have to go back to living in log cabins and trapping beaver for a living. “Progressives” are so retro.


18 posted on 02/17/2009 8:26:54 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: BGHater
NOT GUILTY!


19 posted on 02/17/2009 8:27:05 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: BGHater
"Obama responsible for damp beavers in Detroit!"

(Film at eleven.)

20 posted on 02/17/2009 8:29:33 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Puppage

Right. Nobody likes a dirty beaver.


21 posted on 02/17/2009 8:29:54 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Constitution Day

Detroit River for the first time in decades, signaling that efforts to clean up the waterway /removed bodies


22 posted on 02/17/2009 8:33:01 AM PST by Vaduz
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I think this is great news, that the water is clean enough for the beaver to return—75 years is a very long time. They’re all over the place where I live.

That said, I knew there’d be jokes about women’s anatomy, but I didn’t expect this many (I think there were one or two posts on topic) and for some reason, I find it irritating. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman and I’d hoped to have some discussion on point, on the environment.

I hesitate to post this because I’m sure I’ll get flamed, but I have a feeling I may not be alone, so I will.


23 posted on 02/17/2009 8:35:35 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: BGHater
This thread was


24 posted on 02/17/2009 8:37:02 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: proud American in Canada
Sigh, boys will be boy. Oldie, but kinda cool. First Michigan wolverine spotted in 200 years

25 posted on 02/17/2009 8:38:34 AM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: BGHater
Sigh, boys will be boy.

LOL, true enough. :)

Oldie, but kinda cool.

Yes, I remember reading about that! That was a cool story. Thanks for the reminder.

26 posted on 02/17/2009 8:47:11 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: Scutter

Thanks I just had it stuffed


27 posted on 02/17/2009 9:09:55 AM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: BGHater
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28 posted on 02/17/2009 9:51:13 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: BGHater
a beaver lodge has been discovered in an intake canal at a Detroit Edison riverfront plant.

How long do you think before they have to relocate these beavers because they threaten the intake?

29 posted on 02/17/2009 10:14:39 AM PST by Between the Lines (Liberals wanting a massive bailout leaves Conservatives wanting to bail out en masse)
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To: BGHater

They’ll be sooorrrrryyyyy!


30 posted on 02/17/2009 10:15:10 AM PST by gardengirl
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