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10-Day Beaver Stakeout in San Jose Nabs Target
NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 | Lori Preuitt

Posted on 07/17/2013 5:31:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Urban Wildlife Research Project's marathon effort ends successfully

The importance of downtown San Jose's beaver population was proven this month by a marathon effort by wildlife experts to help one member of the local beaver family thought to be in trouble.

A team from the Urban Wildlife Research Project partnered with Wildlife Emergency Services after someone noticed one of the three beavers living in San Jose's "Beavertown" appeared to have something wrapped around her stomach.

Wildlife experts said the material, believed to a packaging strap, hindered the beaver’s mobility and would eventually cut into its skin. They said they knew the animal needed to be captured, and quickly.

The problem was first noticed on July 7. A team was soon assembled and traps were set, but it took until Tuesday July 16 to capture the animal.

In the end it took a late night rescue by a large team that had assembled on both sides of the downtown creek using a sophisticated netting enclosure and light rigging in the trees.

After the beaver was captured, a piece of plastic was snipped from her waist. It was apparently a packaging strap like those used to bundle newspapers, wildlife experts said.

The animal was checked out by vets and released back in the waterway within an hour.

The beaver dwelling has been in downtown San Jose since March. Scientists consider the beaver a keystone species of a healthy ecosystem, playing a crucial role in biodiversity of wetland habitat.

Beavers have been missing from the San Jose area for more than 150 years, until now. The downtown San Jose family is believed to have originated from the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos, where they were reintroduced in the early 1990s.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 07/17/2013 5:31:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

Ping


2 posted on 07/17/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

OH! That Beaver! I wondered why they were having so much trouble.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 5:33:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

IBWBBB


4 posted on 07/17/2013 5:33:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

Nice beaver...


5 posted on 07/17/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: nickcarraway

This has to be posted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4


6 posted on 07/17/2013 5:34:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

10-Day Beaver Stakeout in San Jose Nabs Target

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10 Days???? That beats my record. I once staked out a beaver for 4 hours. But then it was closing time, and....


7 posted on 07/17/2013 5:37:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Oh Ward !
Not that again ! !
8 posted on 07/17/2013 5:37:57 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: RegulatorCountry

IBTMMTSR poster.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 5:38:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

They better not be too hard on the Beaver...


10 posted on 07/17/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: nickcarraway
After the beaver was captured, a piece of plastic was snipped from her waist. It was apparently a packaging strap like those used to bundle newspapers, wildlife experts said.

That's one kinky beaver.

11 posted on 07/17/2013 5:41:58 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jazusamo

I grew up about 2 miles from this sign so I can testify that it is not fake.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 5:42:58 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Mastador1

Huh huh, beaver! Huh, huh, huh.
13 posted on 07/17/2013 5:44:42 PM PDT by drew
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To: BRL

The sign:

Sign is real, or ... Big Beavers really at the end ???


14 posted on 07/17/2013 5:44:53 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 07/17/2013 5:46:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BRL

I hunted in Utah for a few years. Took I-15 north to Beaver Utah, turned right and went up Beaver Canyon 20 or so miles, wasn’t bad hunting.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 5:53:28 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway
I met the guy from this Booze Store several years ago at a party in Vail, at a friends home. He invited me to visit his store the next and presented me with a shirt and a hat. Beaver Liquor He suggested I visit a friend of his at Beaver Diver: Beaver Diver I was told about another fellow who owned Beaver Hunter and yet another Beaver Pelts but, never got around to visiting them. All these places are down the street from each other in and around Vail, Avon and Beaver Creek.
17 posted on 07/17/2013 5:58:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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18 posted on 07/17/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

"Capturing me was, well, kinda goofy. Can I go home now?
I think I hear my mom calling."

19 posted on 07/17/2013 6:01:54 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: jazusamo

At the truck stop in Beaver, UT they sell “I Love Beaver” bumper stickers.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Vendome; Shimmer1

Near me there is a store called Ball Liquors...


21 posted on 07/17/2013 6:02:46 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 07/17/2013 6:05:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TaMoDee

LOL! I don’t know if there was a truck stop there at that time, don’t remember one, it was 35 to 40 years ago.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 6:06:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder if they shaved the beaver...


24 posted on 07/17/2013 6:12:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have no clue, lol.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

I attended a small college in northern Minnesota (You know, the home of the Golden Gophers). Only, our sports teams were named the Beavers! One year the football team played the mostly male college, Michigan Tech, for their homecoming. The homecoming theme, plastered all over campus: “Lick the Beavers”.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 6:17:45 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Mastador1

I was trying to get a ticket to Beavertown...but,,well...nevermind.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 6:18:51 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Delta Dawn
Shave your Beaver photo Shaved_beaver.jpg
28 posted on 07/17/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: nickcarraway

I hate it when your beaver gets “packing material” caught around it...


29 posted on 07/17/2013 6:23:41 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: nickcarraway

There used to be an all girls college near here called....Beaver College. They let in boys and changed their name.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 6:27:35 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: nickcarraway

San Jose beavers are tough..


31 posted on 07/17/2013 6:29:23 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: nickcarraway

San Jose beavers are tough..


32 posted on 07/17/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: TADSLOS

Maybe it was just some Thong Underwear from Victoria’s Secret?


33 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:05 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: nickcarraway
It was apparently a packaging strap like those used to bundle newspapers, wildlife experts said.

I used to live in an apartment and one night I had to go out to my car for something. On the front porch, there was a cat obviously looking for food so I went upstairs and filled a bowl full of catfood that I had left over from my own previous cat.

When I brought it back down I then noticed that the cat had a zip-tie around its neck that obviously had been placed when it was a young cat because it had grown into the tie so much that not only was it choking it to death but its eyes were bulging.

When I saw that, I ran upstairs to get a pair of snips to cut it off its neck but by the time I got back to the porch, the cat was gone. I'll never forget the sight of that poor cat.........

34 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I don't have a bucket list but my fuc$it list is a mile long)
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To: RegulatorCountry

 

I left out the S for Sometimes.

35 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BRL
I grew up about 2 miles from this sign so I can testify that it is not fake.

That was my company's corporate address........right across the street from the once corporate headquarters of KMart..........

36 posted on 07/17/2013 6:39:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I don't have a bucket list but my fuc$it list is a mile long)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm not going to lie, I checked this thread solely for the comments.

However, I was surprised to see a beaver caught in a net.....all this time I've been using dinner and a movie.

37 posted on 07/17/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

"Nice Beaver!"

38 posted on 07/17/2013 6:42:20 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Born to Conserve

‘They let in boys and changed their name.’

To what, Badger College?


39 posted on 07/17/2013 6:42:55 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I remember that building. Designed to rust out


40 posted on 07/17/2013 6:43:06 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Vendome
Right up the street...


41 posted on 07/17/2013 6:44:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: nickcarraway

‘Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure’
Sweetheart Beaver of Sigma Chi


42 posted on 07/17/2013 6:47:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...

>> PING <<
Click for San Jose, California Forecast
Send FReepmail if you want on/off SVP list
The List of Ping Lists

43 posted on 07/17/2013 6:56:27 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Delta Dawn

Bastard Tech?


44 posted on 07/17/2013 6:56:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Vendome

Rule #1 on any Beaver Hunt:

Every beaver shot *MUST* be eaten.

(Conservation and resource management.)


45 posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: martin_fierro

What kind of world is it when ruffians can go about photographing gratuitous violins in beaver shots?
I feel a tut tut struggling in my gut.


46 posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nickcarraway

Agnes: You don’t sound like you’re from Oklahoma.

Peter: I’m from Beaver.

Agnes: Well, we’re all from beaver, ain’t we?


47 posted on 07/17/2013 7:24:07 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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