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  • Full beaver moon tonight (Really! I couldn't make that headline up!)

    11/03/2017 7:57:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    Local Syr (Syracuse News) ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | Dave Longley
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - It's time for the full moon of November. Tonight is the night to see it. The moon rises at 6:42 this evening in the eastern sky. Full moon tonight is at precisely 1:23 am, but it'll be close enough to full this evening, making for a bright Friday evening. Friday night will likely be our best chance to view the moon, as clouds will block the view Saturday evening. The Native American name for the November full moon is the Full Beaver Moon. Colonists also referred to the moon by this name, as it signified the...
  • Beaver's teeth 'used to carve the oldest wooden statue in the world'

    07/10/2017 6:05:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    The Siberian Times ^ | 15 June 2017
      Beaver's teeth 'used to carve the oldest wooden statue in the world' By The Siberian Times reporter 15 June 2017 Dating back 11,000 years - with a coded message left by ancient man from the Mesolithic Age - the Shigir Idol is almost three times as old as the Egyptian pyramids. Two years ago German scientists dated the Idol as being 11,000 years old. Picture: The Siberian Times New scientific findings suggest that images and hieroglyphics on the wooden statue were carved with the jaw of a beaver, its teeth intact. Originally dug out of a peat bog by...
  • 'They're aggressive': Edmonton beaver attacks prompt warning from Alberta trapper

    06/24/2017 8:35:50 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    cbcnews ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Wallis Snowdon,
    Known for its paddle-shaped tail and friendly, toothy face, the beaver is a living, gnawing symbol of Canada's industrious spirit. But don't be fooled by the cute and furry appearance.The big rodents can be dam ferocious. Beaver attacks are on the rise in Edmonton. In the past month, several people have reported that their dogs have been attacked at the Terwillegar off-leash park.Some pets have suffered serious injuries, and people are being encouraged to keep their dogs out of the water.
  • It took four years lying underwater to get a perfect shot of a Eurasian beaver

    05/26/2017 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 79 replies ^ | 5/24/17 | Andrea James
    For four years, photographer Louis-Marie Preau would lie motionless underwater for hours at a time to get this perfect shot of a Eurasian beaver carrying a branch back to its lodge. Equally as impressive as Preau's efforts were the efforts to pull these delightful creatures back from near extinction. Via bioGraphic: Prized for both their fur and their castoreum—a scent-gland secretion once believed to cure everything from headaches to hysteria, Eurasian beavers were nearly hunted to extinction by the middle of the 19th century. In France, the species (Castor fiber) was nearly wiped out entirely, with the exception of a...
  • Police remove 'angry' beaver that stopped traffic in Barrie, Ont.

    05/09/2017 9:59:50 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 22 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | May 9, 2017 | Staff
    BARRIE, Ont. - Police say officers had to remove an angry beaver that stopped traffic north of Toronto. Barrie, Ont., police say they were called to a roadway around 9:30 p.m. last Friday where officers had to use batons to coax the beaver off the road. They say the beaver came back onto the road, stopping traffic yet again. They say officers called animal control and then boxed up the rodent and released it back into the wild. Police say local roads are safe again.
  • Rescue officer uses soap to free fat beaver stuck in a Hamilton fence

    04/27/2017 7:27:30 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 58 replies ^ | 4/26/17 | Hamilton Spectator
    A fat beaver stuck in a wrought-iron fence was rescued this week by a quick-thinking animal services officer. The adult beaver, still carrying excess fat from winter hibernation, was found stuck between two fence bars around noon Tuesday on a private property in Hamilton, city spokesperson Ann Lamanes said in a release. Officer Sarah Mombourquette used soap to free the beaver, which suffered some injuries. After resting at the city’s animal services shelter and snacking on some vegetables, the beaver is recovering at the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge in Jarvis, Ont., and is expected to eventually be released back into the...
  • Sask. ranchers stunned as beaver herds 150 cattle

    04/18/2017 7:58:04 PM PDT · by thecodont · 31 replies
    CBC News via The Drudge Report ^ | Posted: Apr 17, 2017 1:28 PM CT Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017 10:11 AM C | By David Shield, CBC News
    Saskatchewan rancher Adrienne Ivey may have heard of a beaver, but until now, had never seen a beaver herd — cattle, that is. On Friday, Ivey and her husband were surprised to see 150 of their heifers crowded together in one of their pastures. Curious about the strange behaviour, they investigated further, to find the herd of cattle following a beaver that had wandered along. "He was out and about, I think looking for a new place to build a beaver lodge, and they were following him," Ivey said. "There was about a three-foot space around him. They didn't want...
  • Beaver wrecks Dollar General

    12/01/2016 3:50:03 PM PST · by Wills_Dad · 22 replies
    CHARLOTTE HALL, MD (RNN) - If 2016 has its way, Christmas tree fires will be the least of your worries this holiday season. A beaver found its way into a Dollar General store in Maryland, tearing apart store shelves in its search for the last box of tinsel. After the beaver had caused enough damage to warrant an emergency response, Corporal Yingling from St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control were called to the store. Officials said that the animal tried to escape once Yingling arrived, but the animal was safely apprehended and released to a wildlife rehabilitator.
  • 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...