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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 09:55 AM
On a bear hunt!


I meant to post this ages ago! Pat came to stay at half term and we went on a walk (bear hunt!) down by the river. The river was really low so we could paddle across to some islands that you would normally have to wade to.
We noticed some interesting markings on a willow stump and then, as we looked more closely around the island, noticed more and more.
So, get your detective hats on and tell me what you think they were made by. Pat and I have our suspicions......:stealth::stealth::stealth:







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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 10:31 AM


Top one looks like some animal eating the branches - I would have said deer, but they are unlikely to paddle.

Chopping looks like children messing around - I don't think the beavers have got as far as the Earn yet (unlike the b****dy sea eagles)





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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 10:36 AM


My immediate thought would have been someone taking the pee. But after googling, it does look rather Beaver like
http://files.myopera.com/garytmarsh/albums/1168491/thumbs/beaver%20...





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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 10:58 AM


It is almost certainly a beaver! My first thought was that someone had been chopping trees down with a chisel. I have been in contact with "a man who knows"!! and it is highly likely. A beaver was spotted down at the fishing place near here a while ago and then caught and relocated. There were supposed to be a pair but the second one was never caught. Beavers have been released into an area west of Glasgow but unless they have been able to catch a train I couldn't see how they could have got here!!



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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 12:08 PM


Def a beaver I would say.
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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 01:23 PM


Ooooh how exciting!




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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 02:23 PM


Beaver! I thought there were some free in Perthshire somewhere? I remember someone being interviewed on the news all worried about his orchard.



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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 02:30 PM


lucky you, that is exciting, someone obviously forgot to tell the beavers they couldn't travel, animal life is stranger than fiction:stealth:
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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 02:55 PM


I was going to say a beaver. Im sure there are some wild somewhere I remember seeing it on a kiddy programme.



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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 07:05 PM


OH has heard about the beavers he had heard the fishing place down the river lost one/some. How exciting - are you going to stake it out to get pictures when the river goes back down?




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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 08:03 PM


my guess was beaver too when I saw it - but didn't realise they were down the Earn!! Makes a change from b***dy himalayan balsam and japanese knotweed though!:P
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[*] posted on 5-4-2010 at 09:21 PM


That looks like beaver's work! :clap:



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[*] posted on 6-4-2010 at 10:19 AM


:hug: Pictures would be good, how exciting, although I understand there is mixed feeling amongst some about them being reintroduced :umm?:



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[*] posted on 7-4-2010 at 08:53 AM


How wonderful! I did hear they had released some somewhere, looks like they have lost track of them? It would be sad if there was only one!
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