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Beavers Find Stolen Loot, Use It to Shore Up Dam
The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2004 | NA

Posted on 11/16/2004 8:46:23 PM PST by neverdem

Associated Press

GREENSBURG, La., Nov. 15 -- Beavers snatched a bag of bills stolen from a casino and wove thousands of dollars in soggy currency into the sticks and brush of their dam on a creek in eastern Louisiana.

"They hadn't torn the bills up. They were still whole," said Maj. Michael Martin of the St. Helena Parish sheriff's office.

The money was part of $70,000 to $75,000 taken last week from the Lucky Dollar Casino in Greensburg.

St. Helena Parish deputies searched for the money for days until a lawyer, hoping to make a deal with prosecutors for a client, called and said the money had been discarded in the creek, Greensburg Police Chief Ronald Harrell said.

Officers searched the creek over the weekend, finding one money bag right away and spotting a second downstream against the beaver dam.

The third bag of cash could not be found, Martin said, so deputies started breaking down the beaver dam to drain the pond it was holding. That was when they saw the dam's expensive decoration. They eventually found the missing bag, which the beavers had not completely emptied.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: beavers; cuteanimalstory; dam; loot; wildlife

1 posted on 11/16/2004 8:46:24 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Darn it. Well here's a hope that they reward the beavers and help them rebuild their dam.


2 posted on 11/16/2004 8:48:44 PM PST by bd476
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To: neverdem
Old news. Jeez, learn how to use the SEARCH feature.
3 posted on 11/16/2004 8:49:52 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: mhking

One for your "just damn" files.


4 posted on 11/16/2004 8:51:02 PM PST by bd476
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To: neverdem
Smart critters. Dumb criminals. Maybe there is a reality show there?
5 posted on 11/16/2004 8:52:04 PM PST by msnimje
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To: xrp

Lighten up - Just because it was already posted doesn't mean we've all seen it.


6 posted on 11/16/2004 8:52:43 PM PST by Slump Tester (John Kerry - When even your best still isn't good enough)
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To: xrp

Did it feel good to get that off your chest?


7 posted on 11/16/2004 8:52:54 PM PST by msnimje
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To: bd476
You're about 31 hours late
8 posted on 11/16/2004 8:53:16 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: msnimje

Yeah. YOU?


9 posted on 11/16/2004 8:53:31 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: xrp
Why does this offend you so much? I am interested in this article and did not see it before. Perhaps if you have read it or are not interested you could quietly move on?
10 posted on 11/16/2004 8:54:43 PM PST by msnimje
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To: bd476
One for your "just damn" files.

The beavers were damned up yesterday.

11 posted on 11/16/2004 8:57:03 PM PST by mhking
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To: msnimje

np


12 posted on 11/16/2004 8:57:37 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: xrp; neverdem

This is the Washington Post new version of the story which I missed the first time. Sometimes a story slips by. Thank you Neverdem for posting this new version of the story.


13 posted on 11/16/2004 8:59:00 PM PST by bd476
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To: mhking
LOL, so xrp has informed everyone. Nothing like a slap in the face about a beaver story. /tongue in cheek jest

At least the beavers are getting credit for their efforts. :-)

14 posted on 11/16/2004 9:03:41 PM PST by bd476
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To: neverdem

You know that it occcurs to me that many beavers don't know how to manage money.


15 posted on 11/16/2004 9:04:38 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. NSDQ)
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To: xrp; bd476; neverdem
It is the same story but a different article, with different titles, read the 
text.
16 posted on 11/16/2004 9:05:03 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: neverdem
This effort is certainly cheaper and most likely leaks less than the Big Dig in Boston. I love it when professionals out do a bunch of corrupt politicians, don't you?
17 posted on 11/16/2004 9:09:22 PM PST by Final Authority
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To: mad_as_he$$

Really! Just think how much repairing that dam would have cost if it had been a Government project in Teddy Kennedy's state. After allowing for union graft and just outright theft, the cost would have been in the billions?

The beavers did it for only $70-75K, directly applied to the problem!


18 posted on 11/16/2004 9:11:20 PM PST by Barnstormer
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To: mad_as_he$$
mad_as_he$$ said: "You know that it occcurs to me that many beavers don't know how to manage money.".

Stories of stock market volatility, current Fannie Mae problems as well as fear of getting caught with the loot, might have triggered the beavers' caution in stuffing the money under the mattress behavior into the dam.

19 posted on 11/16/2004 9:12:59 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

You're quite welcome. Seems that some folks who never learned manners, can't see past their own nose.


20 posted on 11/16/2004 9:41:53 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

I missed the earlier post. This is a great human interest story. Thanks.


21 posted on 11/16/2004 11:48:35 PM PST by Ruth A.
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To: xrp

Don't you have anything better to do with your life than click on stories you have already read and whine about having already read them? Seems like such a waste of time.


22 posted on 11/17/2004 8:14:53 AM PST by monday
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