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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 15 2:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

many folk are not good at worming mutts ,if one uses a broad spectrum spot on for most vermin and an oral specific for the tape worm varieties then the beaver relevant ones are included in the fallen.

the rise in farmed/trafficked fashionable and pedigree pups from the extended eu and post(avoiding)the rabies controls has given good vectors for a variety of parasites and diseases to spread to new areas.

worming is not not only good for bonzo ,worming is good for everything except worms.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 15 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

General dog health is a good thing. One thing that worries me about the dog muck left in the woods is that foxes or badgers can catch something from it. That is apart from the risk of stepping in it or getting it on our hands if something falls in it.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 15 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And they're back

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 15 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

with no harm perhaps but that last photo seems a bit intrusive

a slight aside is that "alien"species of plants are now officially considered of little importance to "native"species of plant

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 15 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glad the beavers are officially healthy and released. Lets hope they can live happily with the locals.

Depends on what it is, but I would disagee with the statement about alien plants. We are very worried about Spanish bluebell invading our English bluebell wood.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I see the Daily Wail's headline is a careful and measured response -

"Fears grow as ravenous tree-eaters as big as collie dogs return to an English river - Are beavers about to chew up Britain?"


Henry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They do try to find the best angle to make a wail don't they?

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 15 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're breeding

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 15 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ace

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 15 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It seems even now some people, mainly the fishermen, are not happy, but as I understand it, the beavers will be left for a set period to see what impact they have.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 15 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if the fishermen wait a bit they might be surprised at all the extra fish.beaver dams not only protect against flood and drought but they provide an environment for fry as well as a good feeding ground.

both trout and salmon have co existed with beaver for a very long time

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 15 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They've disappeared.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 15 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i saw that on the telly,beeverman hopes they have moved as they were getting too much attention and mutt trouble .

it might be worth watching out for any new homes( or hats )

Slim



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 15 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is fairly amusing from the perspective of someone living in an area that is awash in beaver.

It's not unheard of for dynamite to ocassionally be employed upon dams to avoid flooding roadways

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 15 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have been through the canalisation of streams and rivers, and the current thinking is that snags and obstructions like beaver dams is a good thing as it slows the water flow down, which reduces flooding downstream, which is where most of the towns are.

I hope the beavers have just gone into hiding and turn up safe. It was nice to know we had beavers in the UK again.

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