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Old 06-07-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Wild beavers return to British waters for first time in 200 years
Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
The Guardian, Friday 29 May 2009

Wild beavers return to British waters for first time in 200 years | Environment | The Guardian
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It has been described as a "tubby spaniel" by its admirers and as a "destructive nocturnal rat" by its critics. Now, the beaver is officially back in the wild in Britain.

At least two centuries after the species was hunted to extinction in the UK, three beaver families have been released into three lochs in forest unpopulated by people near the Sound of Jura in Argyll.

The release marks the most ambitious mammal reintroduction programme to date in Britain.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting the link to this article. I think it's awesome that the beaver species is being reintroduced in this area after being extinct for so very long.

The video the of the beavers being released had me humming...."born free....as free as the wind blows...."

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Now I'm humming that tune too and you did this to me! I won't get it out of my head easily! It is heartwarming to see a reintroduction even if it is on video... and across the pond.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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Great news! Now you have me doing it too..................
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