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Old 10-16-2002, 08:01 PM
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I've been living here for about 5 years. When I bought my place we had a swamp that was made by beavers about 15-20 yrs before us. Now somebody has trapped the beavers (8) and now my 2 1/2 mile long is about 200 yds long 50' wide and draining fast. Man, the ecological impact will be terrible!! It wouldn't nothing to see 5-6 different flocks of geese and ducks a day hit this area during the migration season. Now I probably won't see another one after long. Dag burn it, we had 2 BALD EAGLES flying high now they will probably leave with the rest of the food chain. I can't face the thought of all of it going away!! Man all my fish, turtles all my animals. What I like to do to who ever done this. Some people just don't add up all the factors before they do something stupid like this. This just takes away alot of why I bought this farm, and most of its character and my dreams. What kind of punk would do this. It serves no purpose to take them out. That land is/was swamp no building or roads or homes were no where near or at risk. Dag burn it, almost makes me want to scream, cry, get drunk and,and,and Sorry punk, big lip, no count useless piece of crap. Now what do you do????
Just had to get it out there. Watch your land close some people will destroy it just for the heck of it.


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Old 10-16-2002, 10:34 PM
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Oh boy firstbow are you mad!
i have a few on my lease's that would thrill you . they will be full of ducks soon. saw a few the other day. but you know i wish they would do the same thing they did to yours to one of mine. dang pesky beavers took some of the best bottoms and turned them into a swamp. i used to could see two hundred yards in some spots.
the reason they did that to your swamp was because a landowner was losing valuable land that could be growing money producing timber. i can't say i blame them i am going to execute a few beavers myself and love every second of it. i hate them rodents. they have killed oh.. a few dollars worth of our timber. so our war is on.
anyway you apperently loved your swamp i'm sorry for your loss. hey send me some live traps and i'll send you some beavers free. you pay freight! deal?

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Old 10-17-2002, 06:30 AM
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Its like this the owners I spoke with yesterday about it said they didn't know about it and didn't really mind it. We tried to keep them thinned down some what, about 2 a year. just to maintain the water level. I wasn't the only one who enjoyed the wildlife here!! From what I gathered it was a soggy bottom and was pretty useless before. I understand the damage the big tooth varmit could do but, I also saw the benefits gained by the varmits. EX> when the drought hit here this year the water was plentiful for all animals. Yea they chew up and spit out a little money tree here and there but was it worth destroying the rest of the animals depending on that water!! The 2 other farmers here didn't mind them and its their land also up to water line. Most of it was MINE! It may be childish the way I feel but it was my land that most of the water covered. I feel like its the same punks thats been shooting the deer here and leave them lay.
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Old 10-17-2002, 07:16 AM
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call the local DNR and let them know you'd be interested in takeing some beavers that need to be relocated.

Hurry up and wait.
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Old 10-17-2002, 11:29 AM
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If it is your land, the DNR may help you get a few more. They are very destructive to timber, girdling and killing hardwoods, backing water up on pines and killing them, and cutting down and eating young timber. A fellow with one of the timber companies told me he shot 23 a couple of weeks ago. They will destroy one area and often move up or downstream and repeat the process.

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Old 10-17-2002, 04:05 PM
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timbercruiser and bruce_smith60 yes, most (90%) is my land and the ajoining land is farmers that I know well. We have talked and they had nothing to do with this, so they say, I believe them. Time now is against me along with the coming elements. Today the swamp is down so far that the time for it to recover will be long. The heavy rains we've had over the last several days over come the dam and washed most of away. The amount of fish I just found just alittle while ago is devastating and made me about puke. It just makes me sick.
I have some family in Chatham Co. that are bringing me 4 beavers this weekend (Friday) they have trapped recently but the damage is done.
DNR will take a few days to send someone to evaluate the area before they would deliver is the way I understood them this morning. I'm still going to let them come but, as I said the damage is already done.
It hurts my heart. Its not just me you see, we have the church youth group that comes here regularly to spend time just to watch these geese come and go. It absolutely blows some of them away to see real nature at its finest, live, not on TV. They come here to fish, hunt, and campout here. This has been going on for the last 3 years. My family and I took over 2 years to get this area clear enough to do these things for the kids man. Alot of them look foward to "Mr.Tony's Outback Retreats". Its not 10,000 acres of prime land but 60-65 acres of swamp water that backs up to 121 acres hard woods and fields covers alot of area when stetched out.
It just hurts, really hurts my heart. <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 10-18-2002, 08:09 AM
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It has been discussed and added into all the factors of placement. Just as they might still leave or make another dam farther up stream. Just as placement of any animal into a different enviroment could upset the balance. I have not been told that I couldn't take this action. I will ask today. I'm sure there are measures that I will have to take before we release them. Now what would you do? Just let it go? I will take all precautions given to me by a friend at NCSU. If she says NO this morning then NO it will be. I am trying to do whats best for all, thanks to suggestions of friends family and people like yourself. What else can I do, I can't just let it all die off with out a fight.

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