Skip to comments.Beavers are winning the water war (MA laws protect beavers, not people)
Posted on 08/10/2007 10:10:21 AM PDT by pabianice
Its nature. Im sorry its negatively affecting you,
STERLING, MA - A sump pump rumbled in the cellar of her Sterling home and a hose gurgled in the front yard as Mary B. Honan waited for a state Department of Conservation and Recreation official to arrive at her house earlier this week.
The feisty Irish lilt in her voice falling flat, Ms. Honan declared herself the loser of a four-year war. The beavers have won, she said before the deputy director arrived.
A native of Ireland, Ms. Honan fell in love with the energy of the United States in the 1970s while here on a visit, and decided to make it her home. The coolest place in the world to be was here. So I stayed, Ms. Honan said the other day.
Some of her life went well, and some not so much. But in April 1992, the single mother of two graduated from Fitchburg State College and bought a house.
It was my pride and joy, she said. You know, doing it all on your own.
There was no water bone dry, she said as water flowed from her cellar at 6 Twine Road in Sterling through a wide hose and onto the lawn in front of the yellow, cape-style house, whooshing past a Leprechaun Crossing sign.
Way in back of the woodland, where a seasonally mushy wetland had been, were the unmistakable signs of beavers. They had gathered branches and started building homes. On nearby Campground Road, where water flows through a box-shaped culvert under the railroad and toward the new wetland across from Ms. Honans house, beavers have built a virtual village of small huts and a huge beaver house.
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<P.In fact yesterday.....
Hope you have better luck than I did yesterday.....
Guess its not even worth finding that pic of “The Beaver” and captioning it with something witty. Although I don’t think its gonna stop others..
Most likely not...
I am a resident of Massachusetts, and I can assure you this does not surprise me a bit.
Hell, never mind beavers. Some kinds of damned salamnders and turtles take precedence over humans.
Good thing we don’t have any frikking spotted owls up here.
Trap and wear beaver, support humans!
Personally I see them and they have never bothered me, but others have had problems...
Beavers aren't a protected species. She should go out and shoot the little bastards. Then let nature take its course.
“I just keep feeling like the beavers are higher than we are, she said.
The beavers must be higher, their homes aren’t flooded.
Won’t people ever learn not to mess with beavers? Those who dare will only find trouble. :P
“Good thing we dont have any frikking spotted owls up here.”
Why don’t you like spotted owls? Don’t you know that they taste like chicken?
The higher the beavers, the higher the flood.
I am suprised that the article didn’t mention “the beaver holocaust”
when “White Europeans” appeared in N. America...
and the need for “reparations” for the suffering caused by generations
Maybe some sanity is creeping into journalism???
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