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To the Rescue: An Eager Beaver Impeder? Hot Dam!

Thanks to a device that prevents flooding caused by their building, the beavers of Mystic, Conn., won’t face lethal trapping

Thanks to a device that prevents flooding caused by their building, the beavers of Mystic, Conn., won’t face lethal trapping

Becca DeWeerdt and Skip Hilliker of The HSUS lower a beaver impeder into the water. The rectangular mesh “cage” around the pipe prevents beavers from plugging it up with debris, so water will continue to flow through the dam, and the nearby road will no longer flood. LAURA SIMON/THE HSUS
“It was a situation that was gradually getting worse,” says John Silsby, director of parks and recreation at Connecticut’s Groton Parks. At the onset of spring this year, the beaver dam in Pequot Woods began flooding the adjacent hiking trail, posing a problem for visitors and park officials.

Though Silsby says the park had never trapped or killed any beavers in the past, locals became concerned for the welfare of the bucktoothed buddies, and turned up the heat on park officials to solve the problem humanely.

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