Friday, March 7, 2014

Wild beavers seen in England for first time in 500 years

That’s right – 500 years; a century after Jamestown and Plymouth.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/27/wild-beavers england-devon-river

The big worry: Government might get involved.

“The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is investigating the sighting as it is against the law to release beavers in England. A spokeswoman said the department would ‘look into this case and will consider what action to take’.

“She said she could not comment on whether the beavers could be removed from the site or destroyed.”

(No one is saying the beavers were “released.” From the story, the animals sort of appeared. That happens in the US, too, with cougars appearing in places for the first time in 100 or more years.

(Given the opportunity, Nature defeats Government.)

At Maggie’s Farm.”




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