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Britain's first wild beaver for 500 years caught on camera
express.co.uk ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dion Dassanayake

Posted on 01/22/2014 10:59:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

THE first wild beaver seen in 500 years in the UK was caught on film gnawing on a tree.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: beaver; beeberlikedevice; cleaver; darkshearesfault; godsgravesglyphs; napl; nope; notgonnagothere; unitedkingdom; wally; ward; wildlife
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:59:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hehe


2 posted on 01/22/2014 11:00:33 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
this oughta be good ..
3 posted on 01/22/2014 11:01:32 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I am NOT touching that title.

I will NOT go looking for a suitable photo

I will NOT risk my delicate position as a Freeper ..

Nope ... not me.

4 posted on 01/22/2014 11:02:26 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Didnt The Beave and Wally do “Special” from Britain a few decades ago..”


5 posted on 01/22/2014 11:03:55 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

lol


6 posted on 01/22/2014 11:03:56 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Nice beaver!”


7 posted on 01/22/2014 11:05:01 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

In before ‘men make the strangest requests’ pic


8 posted on 01/22/2014 11:06:27 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Revolting cat!
Lurkey here!
9 posted on 01/22/2014 11:06:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

bump


10 posted on 01/22/2014 11:07:11 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This thread will self destruct in 25 posts.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 11:07:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow! A 500 year old beaver! Incredible!


12 posted on 01/22/2014 11:07:50 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Berlin_Freeper

13 posted on 01/22/2014 11:08:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What’s the big deal? If you go to Ibiza on holiday you’ll see lots of wild British Beaver.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:18 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

15 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:21 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Britain's first wild beaver for 500 years caught on camera

The wilder the better!

16 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:42 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Beowulf9
Wow! A 500 year old beaver! Incredible!


17 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:48 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is this a Spice Girls thread?


18 posted on 01/22/2014 11:12:52 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

19 posted on 01/22/2014 11:14:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
nice beaver photo: Nice Beaver Image2.png
20 posted on 01/22/2014 11:14:55 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Berlin_Freeper

21 posted on 01/22/2014 11:15:03 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And the jokes just write themselves...


22 posted on 01/22/2014 11:15:18 AM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Snickering Hound

There it is!


23 posted on 01/22/2014 11:15:30 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Eurasian Beaver is hareier than it's American cousin

24 posted on 01/22/2014 11:16:17 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I work with wildlife habitat restoration and creation every summer. There is not reference to the planting of these animals or any program to create a new population with transplantation. All it says is that they have been instinct for several hundred years.

This makes on sense to me. If this animal were spotted and the government had transplanted it there then there would have been an acknowledgment of its existence and a warning to leave them alone. This did not happen.

The second possibility is that the animal was never extinct. To believe that means that no one has seen a beaver in the UK in the last 500 years even though there were still breeding pairs in their waterways. Sorry, that does not hold water either.

Either there is much more to this story that we do not know or the story is simply not true.

25 posted on 01/22/2014 11:16:55 AM PST by oldenuff2no ("For which she should be charged with and face a jury. Not summarily executed.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All
do they know, from whince it swam from? ...does Northern Europe
have (animal :) native beaver; if not, it's a long swim from Canada

26 posted on 01/22/2014 11:17:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Vendome

Someone care to explain how that beaver got the U.K.? He sure as hell didn’t hitchhike. Sounds like someone needed a new dam and couldn’t afford to build one of their own....solution import a beaver or two and dam gets built.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:18:33 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Vendome

LOL ! My husband used to have a really nasty t-shirt from Beaver liquors .


28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:18:50 AM PST by katykelly
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To: dfwgator
That's our national rodent. Better than a Democrat.
29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:19:38 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Well, no beaver, but here's Barbara Boxer with a possum on her head.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 11:19:38 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bert

“The Eurasian Beaver is hareier than it’s American cousin”

You’re saying more rabbit like?


31 posted on 01/22/2014 11:19:54 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Vendome

Just down the street!


32 posted on 01/22/2014 11:20:49 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
*shielding eyes*
OMG! ..it's Helen Thomas.

33 posted on 01/22/2014 11:20:52 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Saw something the other day - don’t know whether Old movie, Old TV show BUT a Lady walked into the room with a fur coat on and the guy snickered “Good looking beaver” and she said Thanks but it is Mink”.

Sounds like the kind of line Mae West may have come up with OR W C Fields been involved in.
OR Blazing Saddles.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 11:22:46 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Saw something the other day - don’t know whether Old movie, Old TV show BUT a Lady walked into the room with a fur coat on and the guy snickered “Good looking beaver” and she said Thanks but it is Mink”.

Sounds like the kind of line Mae West may have come up with OR W C Fields been involved in.
OR Blazing Saddles.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 11:24:00 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ironically, on the South American archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, there are so many beavers destroying the place that an eradication project is in process.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_eradication_in_Tierra_del_Fuego


36 posted on 01/22/2014 11:24:09 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: katykelly

I just pulled both the Liquor and Diver shirts from my closet.

I love wearing them when I’m snowboarding.

Great conversation at the bar with gals....

LOL


37 posted on 01/22/2014 11:26:04 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


38 posted on 01/22/2014 11:26:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: oldenuff2no

I have probably a dozen beavers on my land, I can tell from the trees damaged and their little islands on my pond/lake. I HAVE NEVER seen one in the day time. One time a night I saw one swimming. THEY ARE VERY SHY ANIMALS.


39 posted on 01/22/2014 11:26:10 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Wynona’s got herself a big brown beaver
and she shows it off to all her friends.
One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her,
So she caged him up with cyclone fence.
Along came Lou with the old baboon
And said “Recognize that smell?”
“Smells like seven layers,
That beaver eats Taco Bell.”


40 posted on 01/22/2014 11:26:51 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Cue the Monty Python Wild Beaver Sketch...


41 posted on 01/22/2014 11:27:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: katykelly

Come to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, where there’s almost nothing NOT named “beaver”.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 11:29:15 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: knarf

“I am NOT touching that title.”

you just did


43 posted on 01/22/2014 11:29:18 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

*urp* just threw up a little


44 posted on 01/22/2014 11:30:38 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Vendome

Man, if you got to have that kind of suit.......


46 posted on 01/22/2014 11:31:58 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: tomkat

I detect a disturbance in the thread.


47 posted on 01/22/2014 11:33:14 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Don't get me started on PA town names:
  1. Intercourse PA
  2. Blue Ball PA
  3. Climax PA
  4. Virginville PA

48 posted on 01/22/2014 11:34:23 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: oldenuff2no

Perhaps it was carried there by an African Swallow.


49 posted on 01/22/2014 11:35:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: WinMod70

Well I guess so. It is more suited to muffs than gentlemen’s hats


50 posted on 01/22/2014 11:36:53 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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