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The only reason I can think they are asking the neighbors is because this beaver is on the sex offenders list.

Well, I say not in my backyard! ... because my backyard happens to be the top of a tall hill and a beaver dam wouldn't work out too well.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/questionnaire-island-homes-seek-views-101535130.html

PS: You do not have to be a citizen of the Isle of WeHateIndigenousBeavers to take the questionnaire.

hiwwt.typeform.com/beaver-online

But you do have to give them an email address that they can sell to spammers to fund moving beavers back in.

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight wildlife trust seem to be seeking support from the local population. Beavers are such cute critters, who could argue against their reintroduction in a place where they used to be endemic? Meanies, that is who.

As for dams-on-top-of-tall-hills, they are extremely efficient in keeping water out, partly thanks to rivers' difficulties in climbing hills. Unless it rains, then they become regular dams. Two-in-one dam, this is peak beaver engineering right there, perhaps even more impressive than a floodgate.

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