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Too Eager Beaver

by | 28th, October 2005

‘IT sure is hot. It’s even hot enough for beavers. Look, there’s one in the Mail. He’s a fantastic swimmer, says the paper. He’s got razor-sharp front teeth.

‘Can anybody else hear someone chewing?’

And just look at those valves in his nostrils which allow him to keep cool under water for fifteen minutes.

But what’s the critter doing here? As the Mirror says, the native British species was hunted to extinction 500 years ago. Has the warm weather brought one back to life?

No. This beaver is one of six of the furry rodents (“77,400 hairs per square inch” – Mail) that Jeremy Paxton has released on his 500-acre estate in Gloucestershire.

Mr Paxton wants the animals to be reintroduced to Britain. Something the Sun’s topless Dannii is also keen on. “I love animals,” says she. “This is great news, just as nature intended.”

It’s all well and good for Dannii to go native, but

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