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And what do you do with your beaver after you kill it? You eat it:

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Hunting a beaver with a Labrador retriever in the Northwest Territories:

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The channel this video came from is called TheWildNorth.

It’s well worth your time to watch the hunting and trapping videos.

They are really amazing.

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These beavers were photographed on the bank of the River Tay in Scotland, where they were recently reintroduced after a 400 year absence.

You’d think that would be a happy story, right?

Well. They weren’t released with government approval.

These were captive European beavers that were released by private individuals or were escapees.

European beavers have been bred in captivity for many years, and different populations have been crossbred.

These Tayside beavers are not of any particular subspecies, so Scottish National Heritage decided to trap them. They weren’t trapped for their fur. Instead, they were brought back into a captive situation.

Wildlife conservationists are as prone to this purebred, typologicial thinking as domestic dog breeders.

 

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Most beavers in West Virginia don’t build dams or lodges. They merely utilize the river banks.

This particular one was filmed in nearby Southeastern Ohio.

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The default for a beaver is to use the bank, but if the water levels are too low and the soil on the bank is too shallow, they will build a lodge.

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