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Beaver Fever

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at 8:43 am in Uncategorized.

I’m really glad they decided not to whack the Martinez Beavers, as I was fully prepared to take my children and plunge into the creek and chain us all to the beaver house … enclosure … village … whatever.

We were prepared to do whatever it took to save those darling little creatures from the evil, gun-toting, uniformed men … until it got cold and/or dark out. Or I got hungry. I think anyone could understand that. Unless they live in a tree in Berkeley or something.

Seriously, did the city of Martinez really think they were going to get away with this? You can’t have classrooms full of children adopting furry little creatures acting as downtown tourist attractions, then suddenly decide they have to go.

It’s not like beavers are squirrels. Which is another matter entirely.

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2 Responses to “Beaver Fever”

  1. Joe Says:

    When I read the title, I was very excited. Then I was very disappointed.

  2. Cindy Barnett Says:

    Thanks for writing about this, Tony! I read about it in the CC Times, where I enjoy your column as well. I would have been right there with ya in the creek, even if it was cold, stupid-grown ups be damned! (Sorry…couldn’t help myself.)