Saturday, December 18, 2004

Revenge of the beavers

When last we checked in with the beavers of the Tennessee Valley, a retired woman was winning a months-long battle with them and writing a book about the experience, with hilarious results.

Now, a week later, the Huntsville area's beavers are relishing the sweet taste of vengeance. The Huntsville Times, which has yet to fail at keeping me abreast of the beaver situation in north Alabama, reports today that a Madison County circuit judge has upheld a $30,000 jury award against a landowner over flooding damage caused by beaver dams on his land. The landowner's attorney unsuccessfully argued that it was unfair to punish his client for out-of-control beavers. After all, he said, the state just couldn't keep the beavers in line. Neither could federal agencies.

Beavers 1, Humans 1. As always, I'll be here with complete coverage of the series.


Blogger mira said...

Ah, how could I ever get through my day without knowing what those sneaky beavers are doing around Huntsville. :) I'm glad to know that the Huntsville Times is upholding it's tradition of world class coverage of aquatic mammals.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

I feel it's my duty as a responsible citizen to keep track of the wrongdoing of woodland creatures. Plus, it amuses me, and it apparently has the advantage of being good for readership.

Thanks for reading. I've added a link to your blog.

5:15 PM  

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