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Relocating beavers comes at a cost


  |  Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:28 pm

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Re: “City begins catch-and-release beaver program,” May 22

Dear Editor,

In reviewing the article titled “City begins catch-and-release beaver program,” I would hope that the municipal leaders in Airdrie consider that well-meaning environmentalists may have the best of intentions, but not the experience to deal with nuisance beavers.

The cost to the taxpayer to move beavers doesn’t come cheap.

And as beavers are very territorial, animals moved into the territory of another group will be attacked and possibly killed by the resident population. And looking at the bigger picture, even if beavers are moved from a municipal property, is the problem not being transferred to another landowner?

Is it fair that they suffer property damage and flooding they didn’t want?

Scott Dunlop,

Carleton Place, ON


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