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Ms. P Rescues a Beaver! April 6, 2009

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Several years ago, The Science Center ran a Wetlands/Beaver Habitat Field Trip for all 4th grade students in the Burlington School System.  I became so excited about this particular animal, I decided to write my graduate thesis on the topic of Beavers and their habitat.

A few days ago, Burlington High School’s associate principal, Mr. Sheehan notified me of a possible beaver stuck in a fence at the pond near the High School football practice field.  I hurried down and to my surprise, an adult beaver had wedged itself in a flow device fence!

 

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The fence had rotted away near the bottom section.  The beaver had climbed into the fence through the rotted section, and then tried to crawl out through one of the small square open sections. 

Notice the size of the tail!

Notice the size of the tail!

 

 Ben Marino assisted in retrieving a set of bolt cutters and I cut the sections of fencing.

Ben Marino grabs the clippers

Ben Marino grabs the clippers

 

 I proceeded to remove the top section of fence and climbed down to help the beaver.  Using the bolt cutters, I then removed the sqaure of fencing around the beaver.

 

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With a slight push, off to freedom the Beaver went!

Beaver swimming off to freedom!

Beaver swimming off to freedom!

  It was a pleasure to help out such a beautiful animal in need.

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1. MomofJTE - April 7, 2009

What a great feeling you must of had helping such an awesome animal. You R-O-C-K!!!


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