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I'm betting Letterman will have something to say about this

by JP Bill / February 23, 2007 3:19 AM PST

but he'll probably remark on how large the rats are getting..

Beaver is spotted in New York City for the first time in 2 centuries

NEW YORK (AP) - Beavers grace New York City's official seal. But the industrious rodents haven't been spotted there for perhaps 200 years - until this week.

Biologists videotaped a beaver swimming up the Bronx River on Wednesday. Its twig-and-mud lodge had been spotted earlier on the river bank, but the tape confirmed the presence of the animal.

"It had to happen because beaver populations are expanding, and their habitats are shrinking," said Dietland Muller-Schwarze, a beaver expert at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. "We're probably going to see more of them."

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by Willy / February 23, 2007 4:04 AM PST

I've noticed recently, more ground hogs, coyetes, eagles, hawks, and turkey buzzards really getting more in my area. Sometimes they surprise me and my cat(hehehe!) plus, if I'm lucky return later, good or bad.

As for beaver haven't seen one ever in our area, but I have seen muskrats big time and some trappers get them within the city limits. Of course, farm land is very close in our neck of the woods or city landscape.

adios -----Willy

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I think that has become even more common...
by Angeline Booher / February 23, 2007 7:03 AM PST
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.... for the native animals to seek new habitat as their natural one is taken over by development.

Do you recall about my having a skunk family in my basement several years ago?

Deer have been spotted a couple of times on my street. They are often car fodder on the interstates. In the past few years the law was changed to allow people to take home the road kill for food.

The onlynative animal that is no longer around are chipmunks. The increasing number of cats, y'know.

This week our water birds returned. It was nice to see them again.

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by Willy / February 24, 2007 1:44 AM PST

Here in Ohio, call the HP or Game Warden and you're able to take home a deer road kill and sometimes that's the only good thing if your truck/car is smashed after telling where deer was killed.

Two years ago, a snapping turtle wandered into the frt. roadway, I got my rake and pushed it back into the ditch. It was pissed, but I though it would have made it across the 4-lane highway. As for shunks, when a roadkill is out frt. dang, if I don't have to close the windows for about a week or more. Happy -----Willy

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He let me down
by JP Bill / March 2, 2007 12:45 PM PST

He mentioned the beavers and linked them to Clinton slapping on cologne, Cheney going hunting and Trumps hair.

No connection between beavers and large rats.

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