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Angry Beavers
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 10, 2018 03:26PM
"Man says rabid beaver attacked him, 7-year-old daughter kayaking on river"



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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 10, 2018 03:29PM
Was it a muscular beaver?
Angry Beaver fans will get the reference. smiling smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 10, 2018 03:36PM
Unrelated, but Argentina and Chile want to kill 100,000 beavers.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2018 03:58PM
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Speedy
Unrelated, but Argentina and Chile want to kill 100,000 beavers.

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John Jacob Astor killed millions of them...people loved him for it.
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 10, 2018 04:32PM
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Dear Mr. Price:

Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N, R10W, Sec 20; Montcalm County

Your certified letter dated 12/17/97 has been handed to me to respond to. You sent out a great deal of carbon copies to a lot of people, but you neglected to include their addresses. You will, therefore, have to send them a copy of my response.

First of all, Mr. Ryan DeVries is not the legal landowner and/or contractor at 2088 Dagget, Pierson, Michigan - I am the legal owner and a couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris" dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, nor authorize their dam project, I think they would be highly offended you call their skillful use of natural building materials "debris". I would like to challenge you to attempt to emulate their dam project any dam time and/or any dam place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no dam way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

As to your dam request the beavers first must fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity, my first dam question to you is: are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers or do you require all dam beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, please send me completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits. Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated. My first concern is - aren't the dam beavers entitled to dam legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said dam representation - so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.

The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event causing dam flooding is proof we should leave the dam Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names. If you want the dam stream "restored" to a dam free-flow condition - contact the dam beavers - but if you are going to arrest them (they obviously did not pay any dam attention to your dam letter -- being unable to read English) - be sure you read them their dam Miranda first. As for me, I am not going to cause more dam flooding or dam debris jams by interfering with these dam builders. If you want to hurt these dam beavers - be aware I am sending a copy of your dam letter and this response to PETA. If your dam Department seriously finds all dams of this nature inherently hazardous and truly will not permit their existence in this dam State - I seriously hope you are not selectively enforcing this dam policy - or once again both I and the Spring Pond Beavers will scream prejudice!

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their dam unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam right than I to live and enjoy Spring Pond. So, as far as I and the beavers are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more dam elevated enforcement action now. Why wait until 1/31/98? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then, and there will be no dam way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them then.

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention a real environmental quality (health) problem; bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the dam beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! (The bears are not careful where they dump!)

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

Sincerely,

Stephen L.Tvedten

xc: PETA



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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2018 04:39PM
"Angry Beavers" would make a great mascot logo. Nothing like a pissed off rodent charging at you with a football and arched eyebrows to get the school spirit cooking.
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 10, 2018 04:47PM
Ztirffritz, that's hilarious!

This is the letter from the State that prompted that response:

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One of my pics:

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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 10, 2018 05:03PM
Is it too late to short beaver-skin hat stock?
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: August 10, 2018 05:42PM
I remember the story about that Michigan beaver dam but never knew how it turned out. The letter responding to the Michigan DEQ was one of the most hilarious things I have ever read. According to "Snopes" the story is true and they concluded with:

"After some wrangling the agency ultimately dropped the issue, but not before Stephen Tvedten found an inventive way of quickly pointing out both how ludicrous and humorous the situation was. In a way dusty legal language never could, such a letter serves to drive home the silliness of Michigan DEQ’s intractable posturing. The beavers are likely still ignorant of how close they came to being fined $10,000 a day for dam living expenses.

So the beavers won and the bureaucrats lost!
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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2018 11:53AM
....can they just leave it to......beaver......??



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Re: Angry Beavers
Posted by: decay
Date: August 13, 2018 02:32PM
that's a real tail-slapper



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