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Old 06-02-2018, 07:03 PM
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Anybody else run into these very often? I use to see them more frequently in my younger days. Would go well out of my way to track beaver down. Normally when you run into beaver you find yourself in a nice little honey-hole. Ran into a beaver this evening that seemed pretty agitated. Was working over a nice little honey-hole with my rod. Quite skillfully I must say. Still got the touch. It wasn't unexpected, but I had just about given up on seeing the beaver. At first it seemed innocent enough, but then it put on good show. The beaver kinda did some circles and some figure eights as it positioned itself closer. I talked to it a little and even whistled at it, but it didn't spook. Now it was making ME nervous. Finally, the big hairy thing just started jumping and diving all over and splashing everywhere. I even had to stop using my rod for a little while. After a short, show, things finally settled back down and I went back to working the honey-hole with my rod. By now though, the hole was pretty much disturbed and I lost interest and went home.
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And because this is THT, here are pics, because it did happen.
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edit: was confused before the picture came up. Nice beaver!
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Yeah, until the picture I really thought you were talking about the type of beaver I am more familiar with....
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One of the victims. I don't usually keep the small ones but this one swallowed it.
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Some of the discharge from the honey-hole.
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Another beaver shot, but at a distance. It was playing a little peak-a-boo.
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Oh, you mean THAT kind of beaver.
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I don't know about beaver as they are not common in Florida, but as a kid, wearing nothing but shorts and no shoes, I got between an otter on the river bank and it's hole at the edge of the river and it let me know damn quick that it was agitated and I shouldn't mess with it. We got back in our canoe rather quickly and decided it wasn't something we wanted to play with. A beaver and it's ability to chew through wood is all I need to know that I'm not messing with it.......
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There's some fun to be had with this thread.......
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When I encounter an agitated beaver like that I usually end up stabbing it.
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Only if it's shaved, waxed or trimmed.....a hairy beaver is scary and one to be aware of.
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The beavers grow LARGE & agitate very easily in my west TN swamp. The agitated ones are particularly in need of some shots, some of the bigger ones even require multiple shots from me AND my fishn buds....
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June? Ward? Wally? What’s the Beaver agitated about!
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
June? Ward? Wally? What’s the Beaver agitated about!
Pretty sure beavers are agitated by simply having to breath oxygen and function in daily life... at least that's my finding with MANY of them!
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I've also stabbed an agitated cougar or two on occasion.
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I thought this would be about......well something like a red snapper.
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If they are agitated, prodding them with a rod tends to make things worse.
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Yep there tough they can really chew your azz out when there agitated. One almost bit my tree clean off.
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