Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beaver Fever

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].



9 comments:

Propane Amy said...

LMFAO!!! Oh god, CJ, I have to meet you some day. I love your humor.

Allison said...

I saw this, too! (article, not beaver). That's one big, big beaver. Did you see the quote about pets getting sick after drinking beaver water?

LilliGirl said...

too funny - they did a re-location plan for the ones in our area causing trouble

Jude said...

Different activity levels based on the time of year? I never knew that! ;)

chewy said...

LOL! I'm painting my beaver. Wanna see it? (blush)

Seriously, last weekend I drew a beaver critter for my next painting.

Ms. Creek said...

wow, lol.

Windy Days said...

Laughing Laughing Laughing.

They should post a sign for a new doctor in town that does a free gyno check with the purchase of a Margarita. It'll come right out.

CJ said...

Hey Amy - Thank you very much! I think that would be a lot of fun!

I first heard about this on the radio, but I don't recall the part about the pets. Who knew a beaver could cause so much trouble?

Hey Lili - The beavers are taking over!

I never knew that either Jude. I guess there is a season for everything, including beaver.

I am blushing Chewy! I can't wait to see you post the pic of your beaver (critter that is).

Hey Ms Creek - Beavers in Boston. That surprised me.

Hey Windy! I'll volunteer to go hunt it down if the town of Medford wishes.

http://latenightlatte.wordpress.com said...

Hysterical. Both your post and the good folks of Medford in their beaver-panic.