Re: Beavers and Buffalo
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Tue, 4 Jun 1991 11:41:18 EDT
On Mon, 3 Jun 1991 13:27:00 MST All I have to do now is figure out WHAT IS NEXT? s
>Speaking of Beavers, here is one thought to the person with the Beaver
>Is it possible to re-introduce natural predators? If so, please consult
>with the wildlife management experts. Doing this inproperly will lead to
On a "beaver hike" my unit took recently in the Cuyahoga VAlley National
Recreation Area (CVNRA) the Ranger explained that the beaver really
didn't have any natural preditors in the park and "man" was their only
control. That presented quite a delimma for the Park Service who become
at once charged with protecting and controlling the beaver population.
I privately contacted Adrain G. (I think) about the problems the CVNRA
was having with their population and gave him a contact number. I hope
he will let us know of their solution.
BTW #1: Our council camp is controlling the raccoon population but I
don't know exactly how. The camp director made reference to raccoon stew
BTW #2: The largest preditor in the CVNRA is cuyote and exactly 2 wolves
. I don't know if either are fond of beaver. Cats are fond of beaver,
but there are no large cats in the park.
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