My wife and I are in Florida and somehow my rants and writings don’t seem as important when it is sunny and warm outdoors! But, I am back! For the next few weeks, I will base my Question of the Week around Beavers. I just finished a very interesting book titled: “Beaverland”. Lots of interesting stuff but perhaps the most stunning revelation is that recent research suggests our national perception of how rivers and streams looked 300 – 400 years ago is very wrong. Moreover, maybe droughts have less to do with global warming and more to do with our wrong-headed river management! But more on that another day. So here is my question: Which of the following statements is least true about a beaver?
- Beavers must eat their poop to survive.
- Beavers are the among the smartest of all non-human animals.
- The beavers can grow to be well over 50 pounds.
- The largest beaver ever caught in modern times weighed nearly 100 pounds.
- Beavers will work together as a team to move large trees and rocks.
- You, dear reader, have almost certainly eaten food that contains processed beaver