This article was on boston.com today. I took the liberty of summarizing it here and adding my comments, which are shown in red:
Call it the Medford Muncher. Or the Furry Phantom [or Nay Nay]. For nearly two years, a beaver has caused problems for Medford residents [I know how troublesome those beavers can be - I had one give me problems for nearly 10 years]. “The first time I saw that thing, I thought it was a bear,’’ [that's one scary beaver]. Despite an appreciation for the creature’s wild presence, a handful of neighborhood residents have tried repeatedly to solve the beaver problem, twice installing “beaver deceiver’’ piping [you shouldn't deceive the beav]. And yesterday, an effort to get trapping licenses to capture the animal stalled, with the beaver nowhere to be found [they just don't know how to find it]. An environmental group felt it had to protect the beaver [can you imagine a world without beavers?]. Beavers aren’t as active at this time of year as they are in the fall [that answers a lot of questions].