Parachuting Beavers…say what?

On a recent walk with a friend discussing the bane of groundhogs in the food garden, the conversation turned to beavers and I learned of this bizarre part of American history. Google “Parachuting Beavers” Yep. It really happened in the 1940s….parachuting beavers dropped in special boxes to disperse mating pairs throughout Idaho for the beneficial ecological effects. The narration really sets the stage…

Time Magazine Article on Parachuting Beavers

Idaho Public Radio Show on Parachuting Beavers