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May 7, 2012 11:34 AM CST
|Cool video from Michigan.|
May 7, 2012 1:32 PM CST
|Nice video. I wish he would hold his camera correctly, or at least rotate the video, so we're not watching it in a thin vertical slit.|
May 7, 2012 2:53 PM CST
|You mean your visual breadth isn't naturally in portrait mode?|
May 7, 2012 3:42 PM CST
|I don't think so.|
May 7, 2012 6:53 PM CST
|beaves are interesting critters but they make a big mess on your property. I once owned some property with a braided stream -- two streams crossing back and forth with little islands in between. The beavers decided to dam up the larger stream, and what I got was a swamp. The rangers finally came and relocated the beavers but I was happy to see them go. They have no aesthetic sense at all.|
May 7, 2012 7:38 PM CST
|We have beavers here, well, maybe they are nutrias, but they dam up our creek from time to time. They haven't been very disruptive to the creek's flow, though, so I tend to see them as part of the natural environment and I think they do provide some benefit in slowing the water and capturing material as it flows downstream.|
May 8, 2012 6:29 AM CST
|Its probably a matter of perspective about whether beaver-people behaviors are compatible or not. I can see if you owned a big chunk of the stream channel you might be willing to share. But when the beaves take over all you have -- then its either me or them.|
May 8, 2012 6:32 AM CST
|Great point! In my case the dam was about half a mile from the house so it didn't personally affect me on a daily basis.|
May 8, 2012 10:31 AM CST
|The beavers were moved to a good place downstream where they will have lots of room with no humans to object.|
I was so glad that the forest rangers (Middle Tennessee) had a program for relocating the beavers instead of trapping and killing them which is an option I would not consider.
May 8, 2012 10:55 AM CST
hazelnut said:They have no aesthetic sense at all.
That made me LOL.
May 8, 2012 11:00 AM CST
|Beavers are known for transmitting waterborne diseases like giardia and cryptosporidium. I've heard it said that if you have beavers, you *will* have at least those two present in the water. Giardia is aka Beaver Fever...that's how common it is. |
That said, if you're fortunate enough to have on your property an abandoned dam that no longer dams water, you could have a great environment for permaculture.
May 9, 2012 7:24 AM CST
|Milkmood: Re LOL. When I saw what they had done to my beautiful braided stream with islands in between and a little 18" water fall -- it made be cry.|
May 9, 2012 8:55 AM CST
|I bet it was a huge disappointment.|