nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,

The beavers are multiplying!

The wild beavers of Devon previously mentioned are doing nicely. Having been trapped and tested, they have proved the right species and variously germ and parasite free, and there’s now a five year monitoring process. But since they are a native species (however they got here), it seems a reasonable supposition that things are now going to have to go very badly wrong (beavers invade farmhouses and steal sewing machines and marmalade to support their feckless lifestyle) for them to be evicted.

Meanwhile, the beavers have been doing their part by reproducing. Watch baby beavers on the BBC.

They’ve some way to go to catch up with the Scottish ones, now numbering 150 plus on Tayside (another unofficial set), and a smaller number in the official trial at Knapside.

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