“ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland town has called in a trapper to deal with a group of pesky beavers that have been felling trees on private property — in some cases onto power lines.
Beavers are common to the Humber River, which runs through the town of Deer Lake in western Newfoundland.
But in recent years, the rodents have developed an affinity for trees in residential areas, clearcutting as many as 14 on one property in a single night.
Keith Park, a municipal enforcement officer with the town, said the beavers have become more brazen because new developments have been built closer to their homes.
“You’ll see them sometimes, swimming along the river bank — I guess they’re kind of scoping out where their next venture is,” Park said.”