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    1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    NEW YORK - Beavers grace New York City's official seal. But the industrious rodents have not been seen in the flesh here for as many as 200 years _ until this week.

    Biologists videotaped a beaver swimming up the Bronx River on Wednesday. Its twig-and-mud lodge had been spotted earlier on the river bank, but the tape confirmed the presence of the animal itself.

    "It had to happen because beaver populations are expanding, and their habitats are shrinking," said Dietland Muller-Schwarze, a beaver expert at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. "We're probably going to see more of them in the future."

    Beavers gnawed out a prominent place in the city's early days as a European settlement, attracting fur traders to a nascent Manhattan. The animal appears in the city seal to symbolize a Dutch trading company that factored in the city's colonial beginnings, according to the city's Web site.


    But amid heavy trapping, beavers disappeared from the city in the early 1800s, according to the city Parks & Recreation Department.

    The beaver that has made its way to the Bronx appears to be a male, several feet (a meter) long and two or three years old, said Patrick Thomas, the mammals curator at the nearby Bronx Zoo.

    Biologists have nicknamed the animal "Jose," as a tribute to U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano's work to revive the river. The Bronx Democrat lined up federal money for a cleanup.

    "But I don't know to what extent I imagined things living in it again," he said.

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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    Biologists videotaped a beaver swimming up the Bronx River on Wednesday.
    Weird.
    When I was in New York in the mid 90's I saw a lot of beaver.
    Hold on, we might be talking about different things... ;D
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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Biologists videotaped a beaver swimming up the Bronx River on Wednesday.
    Weird.
    When I was in New York in the mid 90's I saw a lot of beaver.
    Hold on, we might be talking about different things... ;D
    Yeah...new beavers are ALWAYS a welcome sight!!!
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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    This thread is headed to the 2 Beer Minimum forum fast.

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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.

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    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.
    Of course I did.
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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    "WVV" wrote:
    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.
    Of course I did.
    This site is home to the half naked women threads and horny old men.
    ...and it's a better place because of it! :P

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    "WVV" wrote:
    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.
    Of course I did.
    This site is home to the half naked women threads and horny old men.
    You are not THAT old, WVV!
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    Re: 1st Beaver Spotted in NYC in 200 Years

    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    "WVV" wrote:
    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.
    Of course I did.
    This site is home to the half naked women threads and horny old men.
    ...and it's a better place because of it! :P

    You never see an arguement in the "Cheer Up Vikes Fans" thread! ;D
    Unless someone starts up the "real" vs. "enhanced" discussion....that gets heated FAST!

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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "WVV" wrote:
    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    I guess it was already started there?

    WVV knows where this was going to go.
    Of course I did.
    This site is home to the half naked women threads and horny old men.
    You are not THAT old, WVV!
    Yeah but you are

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