BEAVERS – Do you really have to love ’em?

Yes, I get that beavers are symbolic and they are the official symbol of Canada since 1975.  And,  you just have to love ‘em if you’re buying an expensive piece of clothing or leather bag branded Roots OR celebrating International Beaver Day on April 7th, OR devouring a sugary, deep fried “Beaver Tail”, OR getting rich saving your Canadian nickels, OR flying the De Havilland Beaver – a single engine bush airplane OR watching Netflix re-runs of “Leave it to Beaver” OR collecting stuffed beavers like “Amik” – the 1976 Montreal summer olympics mascot.  Perhaps you are just as busy as a beaver OR an eager beaver…  Never mind forgetting the plethora of ridiculous, outrageous and inane beaver jokes that have all made us laugh out loud…

But – I’m sure the park people here at Fifty Point Conservation aren’t really loving the beavers!

Look at this beautiful tree recently cut down.  A safety hazard so close to the road  –

Check out the wire mesh being installed around the base of the trees circling the pond –

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Really?  Wooden snow fence protection?  These are beaver toothpicks!

IMG_7312 When we arrived here in the spring there was no evidence of a beaver dam and now look at the lodge under construction –

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In defence of the beaver – my one last parting comment…

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2 Responses to BEAVERS – Do you really have to love ’em?

  1. Joyce Harrelson says:

    This was a very entertaining read, Jacquie! I really wish you would write more often!

  2. Sue and Cal says:

    This was too funny… Let us not forget the many May 2-4 weekends that we’d head to North Bay to destroy the dams those beavers had created AND from time to time dispose of the odd beaver too… Mind you those were FUN times and great memories were created…Right Mom & Kell…xo

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