It was really a very small beaver.
September 30, 2011 9:35 AM Subscribe
posted by mudpuppie (28 comments total)
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When a family of beavers
moved in to a creek in the bayside town of Martinez, CA, in 2006, they gained both fans and detractors. Concerned about flood control in the struggling downtown area, the city council formed a Beaver Subcommittee
to explore the options, including extermination, relocation, and engineering fixes.
The beavers have survived the political in-fighting
, construction surrounding their creek
, and a winter storm
that destroyed their dam. (The mother, however, died last year of an infection
. *sniff*) They've inspired a bluesy ballad
, a nonprofit organization
, and an annual beaver festival
The beavers, however, did not survive on a new mural depicting the town's history