‘Beavers are just being beavers’: friction grows between Canadians and animals

Beavers cause internet outages, steal posts and even put 30 sq ft of a town underwater – but experts say the animals have a profound effect on ecosystemsAt first, the theft of wooden fence posts seemed like a crime of opportunity – amid soaring lumber costs, stacks of wood have gone missing from construction sites across North America.But officers in the Canadian prairie community of Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, soon identified the culprit: local beavers had stolen the posts to build their dam. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/14/canada-beaver-population-problems

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