Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 3 Jun 1991 16:26:59 EDT
Some parks like Yellow Stone have had problems with bears that have
to be moved or distroyed when/if they return and continue to be a
problem. I understand that the Buffalo herd at Philmont is also
"managed" and older animals are removed and used as "food".
Buffalo Bar-be-QUe ain't so bad. It would be a shame to have
to just destroy the beavers though. I assume you have tried other
local councils, zoos, nature parks, etc? Beavers can't be just
"moved" anywhere beacuse they have a somewhat limited diet, Apsen
leaves being their favorite I believe.
If there is no way to move some of them, try to find a way to make
the most of them for your camp. Perhaps, reduce the number by
traping, and find someone to buy the fur (?). Better than just
killing them and dumping the body someplace. Also try your local
SPCA or other animal rights groups.
It's probably tooo far, but I heard there are some places in Canada
tring to re-establish the beaver, once hunted to extinction in some
areas, but now there is a national interrest in preserving the fuzzy
little creatures. Maybe a letter to Ottowa?
still scouting, since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City