Watch your backs out there!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, May 29, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Quote attributed to June Cleaver.
  2. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    not quite, Bill: it's "Ward, don't you think you're being a little hard on the beaver?". Pretty good though, considering most people today don't know the reference at all! Hell of a line though, don't you think?
  3. lastcall Member

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    There is also the mountain beaver. Yes I spelled mountain right.
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  4. GAT Active Member

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    Isn't there some kid singer named Beaver?
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  5. Coy New Member

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    Trip
    That should read....nothing worse than an angry LAND beaver!!
  6. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    I wonder if beaver(s) kill pussy cats? Kind of like coyotes.

    Yikes! A terrible thought.

    Good thing my cat does not accompany me on fly fishing adventures.
  7. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Thats for sure, the only thing worse is an angry beaver thats got a lawyer on a retainer!!!!!
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  8. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    About two weeks ago I awoke to find some lower branches gnawed from a cedar hedge in my back yard. Some of the gnawed off branches were missing. One was still on the ground.
    At first I couldn't figure out what done did it.:confused: I suspected that if it wasn't some psycho vandal sneaking around at night with hedge pruners, then it might be a beaver. I got down on all fours, removed my bifocals, and examined the cuts close up. There were several sets of paired "chisel marks" from the beaver's incisors, each individual tooth mark about 5mm wide, with a very fine, but discernible, ridge running between the paired teeth.
    I compare those with some pics of beaver teeth marks on gnawed-off branches (coincidentally about the same diameter of the ones that got gnawed off my hedge) that I searched up on these here interwebz. They were dead ringers.

    Then I found where the culprit had squeezed under my back fence, having attacked my property from the year-round drainage ditch that runs between my place and the cranberry bog out back. I blocked the spot where it squeezed in at. So far it hasn't returned.

    OK, now that adds yet another species to my "visitor list.":cool:
  9. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I had one scare the hell out of me one night fishing on Rock Creek (just downstream of Elkstroms Ranch) I was in absolute bliss, catching fish after fish who were sipping PMD's as routinely as Dean Martin sipped martini's. It was dusk and, out of friggin nowhere, KA-SLAP. It must have not seen me and it was so close, it splashed me...nearly crapped by waders. I cussed that damn thing for 10 minutes... if anyone had been close by they'd have thought I had Tourette's syndrome or worse. If I'd have been packing, I'd have probably unloaded a clip on that SOB..screwed up a perfectly good hatch and me with the right fly :).
  10. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    This was the first pornographic phrase said on TV. It's hard to forget it.
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  11. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    *&^%#@! beaver came back a couple of nights ago and chewed some bark off of one of my cedars! It gnawed off another branch, too.

    Seriously, how does one legally "get rid" of marauding beavers?
  12. Kcahill Active Member

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    http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/beavers.html

    scroll down to legal status.
  13. Bill Aubrey Active Member

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    I'm guessing these beavers are the famous over-sized Canadian beavers sneaking across the border. Damn terrorists! Next we'll be hearing they are killing off the elk.
  14. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    No one has brought up the more docile Beaver out there. Friendlier than it's tree chewing tail slapping cousin. I believe it goes by the name Shaved Beaver.
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  15. GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    Here are some of my encounters, dive bombing bat, curious otters, snakes, lizards, (little ones) spiders, bears, bear shit (not good to step in )pissed off Montana land owner, drunk hunters, FWL agents, (good encounter) and one pissed of Bull Trout. I'm sure there are some others but the point is there is NOTHING worse than an angry beaver with TEETH.

    Beaver Beaver
  16. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I've been seeing a lot more three legged elk in riparian zones lately. Now I know why.

    TC
  17. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Owwww.... stepped on a beaver!!
  18. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Right you are Patrick. The peltless beaver was only seen in rare videos until the mid to late nineties. I'm pretty sure they were invasive, though I doubt they migrated from Canada, as they still have mostly furry beavers up north. You'd be hard pressed to find a furry beaver in the lower forty eight.The peltless variety have really gotten a foothold.
  19. GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    Furry or not they still have teeth. You know aside from not wanting to get gnawed on by a beaver you really don't want to get bitch slapped by a beaver tail either, ouch.
  20. jersey livin' the dream

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    Canadian Beaver can be enjoyed safely at Zoos, although they are typically expensive outings.