This quote from Lisa White’s story in today’s Contra Costa Times:
“Mary Tappel, an environmental scientist who has a long history of helping communities manage beaver populations, said it appears the Martinez beavers have practically depleted the creek banks of their favorite foods and seem to be moving downstream. ‘Beavers always move,’ she said, adding that city leaders should not believe they can keep the animals in the location in the creek where they have built their dam.”
Wouldn’t it be ironic if, after all the raging and ranting and fussing about whether to let the beavers stay where they are … or to trap and relocate them … or to kill them … the beavers just thumbed their noses and slapped their tails at us interfering humans and paddled off downstream and into the sunset on their own?
Should we be in “favor of keeping the beavers,” … or take the viewpoint that “relocation is still an option?”
Maybe we should ask the beavers.
Unlike the rest of us humans, they seem to know what they’re doing. /Gary
Read Lisa White’s complete story about the Wednesday night Martinez City Council meeting on the beavers at http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/ci_8959005?IADID