***UPDATE: KERN RIVER BEAVER FAMILY SAVED***

December 21st, 2007

***UPDATE: KERN RIVER BEAVER FAMILY TO GET NEW HOME, 1/9/08, 10:53pm***

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.

Read all the comments on the Nick 2.0 blog.

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!

***UPDATE: KERN RIVER BEAVER FAMILY TO GET NEW HOME, 1/9/08, 10:53pm***

–mko

11 Responses to “***UPDATE: KERN RIVER BEAVER FAMILY SAVED***”

  1. We linked you up to our article! – Nick, ABC23

  2. Blake says:

    Thanks! And thanks for getting the word out. We don’t condone any violence against beavers…. ;-)

    We linked back to your report. Happy Holidays!

  3. FireFox says:

    thank you for the update!

  4. MMO says:

    Great article!

  5. Juicer says:

    Thanks! Keep up the great work!

  6. […] articles sparked a national outcry to prevent city officials from trapping the beavers. Even the Oregon State Beavers reacted to the death […]

  7. Thank you for the very good informations!

  8. Veyton says:

    Woow great article and very helpfull.
    Keep up the great work!

  9. Pamela Johansen says:

    OMG how can we let things happen like this. Now we need to say no more killing beavers. They have a right to this land just as much as we do. Someone put the law in to place now no more trapping beavers. I mean all states. MI kills so many every year and for what.

  10. Alfons says:

    “beaver that has been sentenced to death by wildlife officials for gnawing on trees in a local park” – omg how lame is this ?
    Do i have to kill my rabbit for gnawing carrots?

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