Britain’s Wild Beaver Immigration Problem!!!

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/30/first-england-beavers-in-centuries-captured?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

The future looks gloomy for the first wild group of beavers to be spotted in England for around 500 years after the government revealed it intended to trap the dam-building critters.

A Defra spokesman said: “We intend to recapture and rehome these beavers and are currently working out plans for the best way to do so. All decisions will be made with the welfare of the beavers in mind.

“Depending on the source of the animals, they could be carrying a disease not currently present in the UK. In addition, beavers have not been an established part of our wildlife for the last 500 years. Our landscape and habitats have changed since then and we need to assess the impact they could have.”

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Human’s have changed the landscape so much that early inhabitants are an environmental threat.

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