The Kern River Beaver Family who were sentenced to death earlier today by Bakersfield, California wildlife officials, have been saved. Read the update by area news station Kero 23:
City Leaders Decide To Save Pesky Beaver Family
Beaver Said To Be Gnawing Down Too Many Trees
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local beaver family who is making a mess of trees near the Kern Recreational Bike Path has been saved after a surge of response via email, blog comments, phone calls and more.
CNN.com linked up to the story much of early Friday, providing high traffic, and helping to spread the word both nationally and internationally about the plight of the beavers.A woman from Beltsville, Maryland sent a letter to the California state governor’s office about the beaver after reading the story on CNN.com. The letter read, “I saw an article on CNN.com that had a link to a Bakersfield, CA news station about a beaver that has been sentenced to death by wildlife officials for gnawing on trees in a local park. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Why has this creature been sentenced to death for doing the only thing that it knows how to do?”
State wildlife officials from the Department of Fish and Game were issued a permit to kill the rodent, but are now working with the Bakersfield city officials to save the beavers after a request to revoke the permit. Nine trees have been gnawed to stumps near the Park at Riverwalk.
With the public behind them, the Kern River Beavers of Bakersfield, California came out on top. Maybe this is a prelude for the OSU Beavers when they play in Emerald Bowl just north in San Francisco on Dec 28th.
Congratulations to the Kern River Beaver Family. There was quite the impressive public response for them!
Once again, the Beavers are the champions! Pardon the pun, but dam right!