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 Post subject: walking beavers?
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2007, 23:37 
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i have a small farm on this farm there are 3 farm ponds last year we notice beaver cutting on all of our pine trees. (i was not into traping at the time) there was the same cutting at all three ponds i never found a dam or hut in any of the ponds. there are no rivers or lakes with in 20 miles of my farm just really small creeks that dry up in summer. this year they were gone no fresh cutting any where. heres my ?s how they get there? was this more then one beaver and why did they leave? i think it is a beaver conspisery haaha

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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2007, 01:52 
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pine trees beaver hmmm. I guess I don't know how much beaver like pine tar. beaver do travel how about porcupine were the trees cut down. or just the bark chewed off.

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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2007, 10:02 
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Beaver do disperse to find their own territories.

A place I deer hunt has a "seasonal" pond that floods after the spring thaw, then dries up through the summer. When I found it, it had a beaver mound in it and lots of fresh cuttings and runs. This year I checked back and there are no fresh cuttings, and the lodge is high and dry. At first I was a little sad that a wolf or fisher had chomped it or that another trapper found it. But after some reading, it turns out that beaver are somewhat nomadic. They will abandon an area when they determine that it won't suit their needs food-wise or water-wise.

There is, of course, always the chance that it was a loner and it got chomped by a predator.

So, yes, they do walk... quite far sometimes.

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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2007, 22:32 
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def not porkie pines non in west virginia at least not to my knowlage and i dout they swim and the slide marks were ever where

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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2007, 22:56 
Ew. Pine can't taste good...


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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2007, 23:16 
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it kinda sticks to the roof of ur mouth kinda like peanutt butter it is quite minty haha

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