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  • Post-apocalyptic 'beaver' thrived after dinosaurs died

    10/05/2015 2:36:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | 10-05-2015 | By By Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world had been wrecked. An asteroid impact in Mexico compounded by colossal volcanism in India 66 million years ago had killed about three-quarters of Earth's species including the dinosaurs. But relatively soon afterward, a plucky critter that looked like a beaver was thriving, exemplifying the resilience of the mammals that would arise from the margins of the animal kingdom to become Earth's dominant land creatures. Scientists on Monday announced the discovery in northwestern New Mexico's badlands of the fossil remains of Kimbetopsalis simmonsae, a plant-eating, rodent-like mammal boasting buck-toothed incisors like a beaver that lived just...
  • Oregon men hospitalized - recovering after rare beaver attack

    06/27/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    NewsDaily ^ | 6-26-15 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Oregon hikers who were assaulted by a beaver after they climbed onto its dam have been hospitalized for injuries incurred during the rare attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Clayton Mitchell, 23, told the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office that he and a friend had been hiking along a river near his central Oregon home..
  • Fossils of previously unknown beaver species found in Oregon

    06/05/2015 10:07:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | Jun 01, 2015 | Staff
    A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon. The fossils worked their way out of the soil within a mile of the visitor center at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, said the monument's paleontologist, Joshua Samuels. The find is significant, he said, because unlike the other species of ancient beavers found at the monument, this one appears related to the modern beaver, a symbol of Oregon found on the state flag. The others all went extinct. The species is named Microtheriomys brevirhinus....
  • Climate change: Beavers boost emissions ith 800 million kg of methane per year

    12/17/2014 8:01:26 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 44 replies
    IB Times Uk edition ^ | 12/16/2015 | Hannah Osborn
    Beavers are contributing to climate change, adding an estimated 800 million kg of methane to the atmosphere every year, scientists have found. Over the last century, there has been a worldwide conservation effort to save beavers from extinction. The fur trade between the 16th and 19th century almost led to the annihilation of beavers across the globe.
  • Vicious beaver attacks Halifax snorkeler off Nova Scotia’s coast

    09/06/2014 6:44:42 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 29 replies
    National Post ^ | September 5, 2014 | Hayden Kenez
    Jeremy McNaughton won’t quickly forget his encounter with a rogue beaver that attacked him off the shores of Nova Scotia. The 23-year-old Halifax man was snorkelling in Spanish Ship Bay, near Sherbrooke, with a couple of friends, when one of them looked down and noticed an animal of generous proportions with reddish-brown fur following them. “I thought it must be a seal,” said Paul Skerry, who was in the water with McNaughton, due to the sheer size of the creature, which he estimates weighed nearly 50 pounds. Never suspecting its true identity, considering beavers live exclusively in freshwater, Skerry couldn’t...
  • Judge OKs decision to sell widow's home over $6.30 debt

    04/28/2014 2:22:17 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-28-2014 | Associated Press
    BEAVER, Pa. – A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled. The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania. "I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."
  • Rush just said "Beaver and Cleaver" Life style

    04/14/2014 11:11:43 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 48 replies
    EIB Netword | 4/14/2014 | Limbaugh
  • Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels

    03/06/2014 6:57:25 AM PST · by Loyalist · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission. Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content. Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day. The notice was issued as a result of Channel Zero’s efforts to renew licences for all three...
  • Wild beavers seen in England for first time in centuries

    02/28/2014 6:24:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | Thursday 27 February 2014 11.09 EST | Jessica Aldred
    Footage of a family of beavers filmed in a Devon river is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years A family of wild beavers has been seen in the England countryside in what is believed to be the first sighting of its kind in up to 500 years. Three European beavers (Castor fiber), believed to be adults, have been filmed together on the River Otter in east Devon and can be seen gnawing at the base of trees, grooming themselves and playing together. Experts said the sighting was "highly significant" as it strongly...
  • Britain's first wild beaver for 500 years caught on camera

    01/22/2014 10:59:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 130 replies ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dion Dassanayake
    THE first wild beaver seen in 500 years in the UK was caught on film gnawing on a tree.
  • Beaver steals hunter’s rifle

    11/19/2013 9:40:20 AM PST · by wbill · 76 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | November 19, 2013 | John Holyoke
    Odd things happen to Nathan Baron. One of his teachers at Madawaska High School says it’s true. Nathan himself admits it. Like the time he bought a new riding mower … put in a battery … cranked it up … and watched, alarmed, as the battery exploded and his mower burst into flames. “I thought I was going to die,” he said with a chuckle. “I wasn’t burnt or anything, but I was afraid I was going to light some trees on fire.” That teacher, Maine hoop legend Matt Rossignol, said that every time he sees Nathan, the teen has...
  • Beaver butts emit goo used in vanilla flavored foods.

    10/03/2013 2:41:31 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | Octover 2, 2013 | Fox News
    Next time you pick up a vanilla candy, think twice. A chemical compound used in vanilla flavored foods and scents comes from the butt of a beaver. Castoreum comes from a beaver's castor sacs, located between the pelvis and base of the tail. Due to its proximity to the anal glands, the slimy brown substance is often mixed with gland secretions and urine. "I lift up the animal's tail," Joanne Crawford, a wildlife ecologist at Southern Illinois University told National Geographic. "I’m like, 'Get down there, and stick your nose near its bum.'" "People think I'm nuts," she added. "I...
  • Beavers' secretions can create taste similar to vanilla in baked goods

    09/15/2013 4:12:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 15, 2013
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, - Anal secretions from beavers can be used in baked goods to create a taste that resembles vanilla, The Swedish National Food Agency said. The agency confirmed the use of the anal passages after rumors about the beaver's secretions circulated on the Internet, The reported. "Natural aromas can be extracts from plants, fungi, and in some cases animals." Ulla Beckman Sundh, an agency representative reported. But she said the beaver will likely not become a common source of vanilla, as the supply is limited because the beaver is not bred. Beavers were wiped out in Sweden in...
  • Do You Eat Beaver Butt?

    09/10/2013 4:41:39 AM PDT · by gitmo · 19 replies
    Do You Eat Beaver Butt?
  • Beaver kills man in Belarus

    05/29/2013 12:33:39 PM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies ^ | 05/29/2013 | Associated Press in Ostromechevo
    A beaver has attacked a 60-year-old fisherman in Belarus, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death. It was the latest in a series of beaver attacks on humans in the country, as the rodents, who have razor-sharp teeth, have turned increasingly aggressive after wandering near homes, shops and schools. "The character of the wound was totally shocking," said the village doctor Leonty Sulim. "We had never run into anything like this before." Once hunted nearly to extinction in Europe, beavers have made a comeback as hunting has been banned or restricted and new populations were introduced. In...
  • Beaver Bites Man To Death In Belarus Attack

    04/11/2013 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies ^ | 04-11-2013 | Staff
    The beaver pounced as a man went to take its photograph after spotting the animal on the side of a road during a fishing trip. A fisherman has been bitten to death by a beaver after trying to take its photograph. The man was on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road. He stopped so that he could take a picture but as he approached the beaver it pounced on him, biting him in the thigh. His friends attempted to stem the flow of blood...
  • Another rabid beaver attacks in Northern Virginia

    09/14/2012 5:00:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Naomi Jagoda
    A rabid beaver approached young children at a nature center in Fairfax County over the weekend, officials said, just days after another rabid beaver bit an 83-year-old woman in a Fairfax lake. About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fairfax County Animal Control officers went to Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield. The incident occurred during a program in which about 15 children were participating. The kids were fishing when a beaver was spotted approaching a dock where about four or five children were located, a nature center staff member who witnessed the incident told Fairfax County Park Authority spokeswoman Judy Pedersen. The...
  • Rabid beaver chases children in Fairfax; 2nd attack in a week

    09/12/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 09-12-2012 | Meridith Somers
    A rabid beaver leaped from a pond and chased a group of children who had gathered for a fishing competition in a Fairfax County park on Saturday — the second beaver attack in the county in a week. Judy Pedersen, spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said the beaver attacked the children around 11:30 a.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield.
  • Rabid beaver attacks NY man swimming in Pa. river(have at it)

    08/13/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 95 replies
    PINE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Boy Scout leader from New York who was attacked by a rabid beaver while swimming in the Delaware River is recovering
  • Crazed beaver attacks two girls swimming in lake leaving them with serious injuries

    07/18/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    A crazed beaver attacked two girls as they swam in a lake at a popular beauty spot leaving them with serious injuries. Eight-year-old Annabella Radnovich and her 11-year-old sister, Alyssa, were playing with their cousins at Lake Anna in Virginia's Spotsylvania County when the 65 pound animal bit and scratched their legs.
  • Prosecutors Probe Swedish Beaver Hunters

    05/12/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Four men who were arrested while out hunting beaver in central Sweden at the weekend are being held in custody as prosecutors continue their hunting crimes investigation related to suspected illegal hunting of wolves. Police used a helicopter to track down and arrest the four men last Sunday in a wooded area on the border between Dalarna and Härjedalen counties in north central Sweden. A fifth hunter who was with the group at the time of the dramatic arrest was initially released. "We were out doing reconnaissance in beaver territory because we had two Danish hunting guests on the way,"...
  • Presidential Election 2012: Eddie Haskell versus Ward Cleaver

    05/10/2012 6:12:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 5-10-2012 | Bookworm
    The Presidential Election of 2012 is Beaverville played out in real life, on the national stage. President Barack Obama is the skinny, duplicitous “Barry” Haskell, while Gov. Mitt Romney is the wise, affectionate “Mitt” Cleaver. Here’s a little history of the two main characters in the Eddie versus Ward show that Barry and Mitt are playing out right now, on the national stage, before an American audience: To begin with “Barry” Haskell lies. His lying always follows the same pattern, whether he is (a) distancing himself from a troublesome priest; (b) supporting gay marriage (1996), which he did before opposing...
  • Woman Accused of Stealing Hearse With Body Inside

    09/26/2011 12:34:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 21, 2011
    A 23-year old woman is accused of stealing a hearse containing the body of an 85-year-old woman. Police say the hearse's driver left the vehicle's door open and the engine running outside a funeral home Tuesday while he went to unlock the door to the building. After he stepped away, police say Angela Dehart jumped into the hearse and took off. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts She reportedly told investigators she and her girlfriend were arguing in another car and she got angry and decided to leave in the hearse. Police found the hearse and the...
  • Officials say beaver teeth are 7 million years old

    09/19/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 09-19-2011 | Staff
    The Bureau of Land Management says a fossil found by employees on federal land represents the earliest record of living beavers in North America. The pair of teeth was found on BLM land in northeast Oregon. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the teeth come from the Rattlesnake Formation and are 7 to 7.3 million years old. The BLM says the earliest beavers were found in Germany 10 to 12 million years ago and the animals spread across Asia, eventually crossing the Bering Land Bridge to North America. The previous earliest known records of living beavers in North America, from about 5...
  • Police seek ex in robbery of Big Beaver exotic dancer

    08/16/2011 4:42:25 AM PDT · by Hawk1976 · 22 replies ^ | 8/15/11 | AP
    BIG BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Police say they're searching for the ex-boyfriend of an exotic dancer who was robbed after the man accosted her after hiding in the back of her sport-utility vehicle. Police in Big Beaver say 29-year-old Larry Shaffer Jr., of New Castle, was hiding in the rear cargo area when the victim left the Club Escape Gentleman's Club about 4:15 a.m. Saturday.
  • Funk, Everybody's Got Some Dues to Pay

    07/23/2011 6:50:27 PM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies
    Alias Son House ^ | 7-23-2011 | Little Beaver
    Just got some great funk music in this series of 45's that came out around 1968-1975, Florida Funk, because the guitar stuff was amazing. Turns out the rest was truly amazing too, not only was it funk, it was jazz, soul, blues, rock, and a whole lot of artist that were in the groove. Drums, the horns, keyboards, I think I even heard some funky claive(sp?). Your going to love it, and mercifully may even forget all about the budgeting woes.
  • Swedish police extract beaver from garage

    05/30/2011 3:42:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 68 replies
    upi ^ | May 30, 2011
    NASSJO, Sweden - A Swedish homeowner called police to extract a beaver that had wandered into his garage. Jonkoping County police said the Nassjo homeowner discovered the beaver in the garage Monday morning and called police, Swedish news agency TT reported. Police said animal consultants were to "return the beaver to freedom" later in the day.
  • Angry beaver roams through N.W.T. town

    05/23/2011 3:41:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies ^ | May 20, 2011
    A large, agitated beaver attracted a crowd in Fort Smith, N.W.T., this week when it meandered through town and got hissy with a German shepherd. The beaver was spotted Monday evening wandering around a residential neighbourhood, along a busy street, through a graveyard and golf course, all the while escorted by an N.W.T. Environment and Natural Resources officer. Mike Keizer, a longtime resident in the town of 2,400 near the N.W.T.-Alberta border, said he hopped on his bicycle as soon as he heard there was a beaver on the loose. "It looked huge. I always thought beavers would be smaller,"...
  • The Beaver

    05/14/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 23 replies · 1+ views
    If there is one thing Mel Gibson understands, it is damnation. The once-lauded actor was able to bring the concept to life in The Passion of the Christ, before the scandals that knocked him from his Hollywood throne and moral pulpit. In The Beaver, directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, Gibson portrays a man crippled at first by regret and depression, then by the domination of a strange creature that was to be his salvation. Walter Black (Gibson) lies on his bed, paralyzed from what doctors diagnose as depression, although medical labels are inadequate for his existential crisis. The toy...
  • Mr Beaver Has A Bad Tree Day….

    05/09/2011 3:57:58 PM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged ^ | 9/5/11 | the Aged P
    The best laid schemes o' mice an' men (and beavers) gang aft a-gley
  • Jodie Foster is bullish on 'The Beaver' ( Actual Headline )

    04/26/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 72 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rebecca Keegan
    The two-time Oscar winner came away pleased with her latest directorial effort, which tested her loyalty to costar and friend Mel Gibson.
  • Jodie Foster's Beaver Pushed Back

    02/09/2011 6:09:13 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 146 replies · 1+ views
    coming ^ | February 7, 2011 | Summit Entertainment
    Summit Entertainment has moved back the release of director Jodie Foster's The Beaver from March 23 to May 6. The dramedy will receive a limited release on that date before expanding wide on May 20. The Beaver is an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black (Mel Gibson) was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life....
  • 'Body' Found In Bellevue TN Turns Out To Be Beaver... (That's one big beaver!)

    12/03/2010 8:48:46 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 63 replies · 2+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12/03/2010 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Body parts that were reportedly found in Bellevue have been determined to be a very large beaver, according to police.
  • A Time to Remember “Leave it to Beaver” and the America We Left Behind

    10/20/2010 6:52:48 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 19 October | Selwyn Duke
    This past Saturday, Barbara Billingsley passed away at the age of 94. For those of you scratching your heads but acquainted with 1950s television, Billingsley played the ever-gracious and loving, hearth-and-home mother June Cleaver in the classic sitcom "Leave It to Beaver." ...In fact, LITB is certainly preferable to America’s new reality, one in which, as Talbot says himself, parents raise children “in a less secure, divorce-prone, sometimes violent world.” Of course, this is an admission that there was an old reality. It was a time when the family was intact, the out-of-wedlock birthrate was low, and the biggest problems...
  • Upcoming Mel Gibson movie: THE BEAVER

    09/06/2010 2:56:53 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 37 replies
    Plot: "Walter (Mel Gibson) is a troubled father and husband and CEO of a stalling toy company, he's clinically depressed. When he finds a Beaver glove puppet he starts to wear it without pause: he even adopts the beaver as a kind of avatar through which he carries out all of his communication." Cast: Mel Gibson as Walter Black, the CEO of a toy company Jodie Foster as Meredith Black, Walter's wife. Anton Yelchin as Porter Black, the teenage son of Walter and Meredith who lobbies his mother to get a divorce. Riley Thomas Stewart as Henry Black, the younger...
  • Small plane with 4 on board missing in Alaska

    08/22/2010 3:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2010
    A small plane carrying four people, including three park rangers, is missing in southwest Alaska. A Coast Guard HC-130 crew is among searchers looking for the Dehavilland Beaver between Swikshak Lagoon and King Salmon, about 285 miles southwest of Anchorage.
  • Large beaver attacks man while fishing

    08/04/2010 11:25:51 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | August 2, 2010 | UPI
    Authorities said Russ McTindal was fishing Thursday when he saw the mammal, which he estimated to weigh 35 to 40 pounds, came at him quickly, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday. "When he got close enough, I whacked him a couple of times with a fishing rod on top of the head," McTindal said. "He even speeded up more. When he got to the bank, he come in chomping."
  • Canadians come to beavers' defense

    07/17/2010 5:48:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 2+ views
    upi ^ | July 17, 2010
    RED DEER, Alberta- Residents of a Canadian city have come to the defense of beavers in a downtown park that have been attacking off-leash dogs, city officials say. Officials in Red Deer, Alberta, had announced plans to trap and kill the dozen or so beavers blamed for attacks on at least six dogs swimming in a pond in the park, but wildlife groups and citizens created a storm of protest that has the city of 90,000 rethinking its plans, the National Post reported Saturday. "We have received an abnormally large number of calls and e-mails," Kevin Poth, superintendent of the...
  • Biggest beaver dam seen from space

    05/12/2010 5:18:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies · 1,545+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5/8/10 | By Charmaine Noronha
    TORONTO - A Canadian-based ecologist says he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology. Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country's far north. Situated in northern Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the Alberta-Northwest Territories border, the dam stretches more than eight football fields long, Thie said Friday. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here "I couldn't believe it when I saw it — it's a vast, vast area. There may be longer dams...
  • World's biggest beaver dam discovered in northern Canada

    05/06/2010 2:35:00 PM PDT · by Man50D · 42 replies · 1,834+ views ^ | May 5, 2010 | ichel Comte and Jacques Lemieux
    A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam in a remote area of northern Alberta, an animal-made structure so large it is visible from space. Researcher Jean Thie said Wednesday he used satellite imagery and Google Earth software to locate the dam, which is about 850 metres (2,800 feet) long on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park. Average beaver dams in Canada are 10 to 100 metres long, and only rarely do they reach 500 metres. First discovered in October 2007, the gigantic dam is located in a virtually inaccessible part of the park south of...
  • Canadian beavers build world's largest dam

    05/08/2010 4:49:53 AM PDT · by raybbr · 18 replies · 1,714+ views
    CTV News ^ | May 8, 2010 | Paola Loriggio,
    In a remote corner of northern Alberta, Canadian beavers have built the world's largest dam, proving once and for all they are worthy of their status as a national symbol. The roughly 850-metre dam -- located at the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park, about 200 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray -- is believed to be the work of several generations of beavers. The massive structure captured international attention this week, more than two years after it was first discovered by an Ottawa ecologist surveying the area through satellite imagery. The dam is so big, it can be seen...
  • World's biggest beaver dam can be seen from space

    05/04/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 119 replies · 3,971+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4 May 2010 | staff reporter
    This woodland construction is the world's biggest beaver dam, which at 2,790ft is more than twice the length of the Hoover dam and can be seen from space. The mammals use trees, mud and stone to make a type of moat where they can use their swimming skills to evade any predators. The families live in lodges on the dams and spend their days adding to and repairing the incredible structures. The dam was spotted by experts monitoring the size and spread of the beaver dams in North America. It is located on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National...
  • Canada's 2nd oldest magazine (The Beaver) sheds its pelt

    01/12/2010 5:19:25 AM PST · by Loyalist · 40 replies · 1,639+ views
    National Post ^ | January 12, 2010 | Randy Boswell
    Canada's second oldest magazine -- the venerable, Winnipeg-based history publication The Beaver -- has been forced to change its name after 90 years because the title's inadvertently sexual connotation is getting caught in spam filters and preventing the publisher from reaching a new, life-sustaining generation of readers online. The surprising rationale behind the rebranding plan wasn't revealed in a statement issued yesterday announcing that the magazine -- being relaunched under the name Canada's History -- would hit newsstands in April. But Deborah Morrison, president of Canada's National History Society and the longtime publisher of The Beaver, told Canwest News Service...
  • 60-Pound Beaver Attacks Boy In Oklahoma

    12/23/2009 5:04:26 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 94 replies · 2,613+ views ^ | 12/23/09 | koco
    DURANT, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State Health Department is preparing to test a 60-pound beaver for rabies after it bit a small boy outside an apartment complex in southern Oklahoma. Tammy Lane said her 5-year-old son went outside to get the family cat on Saturday. But instead of finding a feline, he was attacked by a beaver after trying to pet the animal, according to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. "I heard screaming. I went to see what was happening. His leg was pretty bad," Lane said. She rushed her son to a local hospital and called police. "They didn't believe...
  • Beaver urinates on CBS 'Early Show' correspondent

    11/12/2009 4:52:41 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 33 replies · 1,474+ views ^ | 11/12/2009 | CBS News - The Early Show
    It cannot top the drunk Ewoks (nothing, I suspect, ever will), but here's a clip from an "Early Show" animal segment showing correspondent Debbye Turner Bell getting sprayed by a beaver.
  • Leave It To Beaver: 1958

    09/07/2009 12:11:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,029+ views
    Shorpy ^ | 4/26/2007 | Shorpy
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  • Noble Not Guilty Of Disrupting Public Gathering (Open Carry At Obama Rally)

    07/17/2009 10:15:07 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 47 replies · 2,146+ views
    KDKA ^ | July 17, 2009 | NA
    Noble Not Guilty Of Disrupting Public Gathering BEAVER (KDKA) Hours after asking a judge to send them home because they were "frazzled," a Beaver County jury found John Noble not guilty of disrupting a public gathering when he brought a gun to a campaign rally for President Barack Obama. The judge also found Noble not guilty of disorderly conduct. Noble was accused of causing a disturbance by bringing a gun to the rally in Beaver County last year. Though he had proper permits to carry the firearm, a trooper arrested him for disrupting a public gathering. During the trial, Noble...
  • Father, Son Stop Alleged Bank Robber In Rocheste

    04/28/2009 3:46:13 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies · 632+ views
    KDKA TV ^ | April 27 | Staff
    22-year-old bank robbery suspect was tackled by a father and son not far from the bank he allegedly held up. Dale Robertson is being held in the Beaver County Jail. Police say he's a serial robber. The Huntington Bank was held up shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. A short time later, Gary, and Chris Checkan were driving their garbage truck to a landfill when they stopped for a lunch break not far from the bank. They work for Valley Waste of Zelienople. They saw Robertson running, wearing a mask and a hood. Chris got out of the truck first, and...
  • Beaver sighted in Detroit River; first in 75 years

    02/17/2009 8:12:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 29 replies · 1,050+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Feb 2009 | AP
    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.
  • Pope Security Police Bag Beaver in East River

    04/19/2008 1:44:19 AM PDT · by rfp1234 · 30 replies · 104+ views
    MyFoxNY via Drudge ^ | 4/19/2008 | Arun Kristian Das
    MYFOXNY.COM -- The NYPD's Harbor Unit, patrolling the East River near the United Nations as a part of security operations for the Pope's visit, rescued an apparently sick beaver from the water. The ever-vigilant harbor cops spotted the animal, which appeared to be having trouble breathing and struggled to swim, not far from the U.N., where the Pope was speaking. >>VIDEO: SCUBA COPS BRING BEAVER ASHORE >>VIDEO: OFFICER DESCRIBES BEAVER RESCUE Police Officer John Angus caught the beaver in a safety noose, pulled it aboard, and placed it in a bucket with water. Officers brought the beaver to shore for...