How do beavers adapt their environment?

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How do beavers adapt their environment?
« on: 16/08/2009 14:31:36 »
Great short film about beavers by David Attenborough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyNA62FrKCE&feature=fvw

I bet you chuckle at the way it ends  [:D]

David Attenborough is 1 of the few people I envy. What a wonderful life he's had.
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How do beavers adapt their environment?
« Reply #1 on: 17/08/2009 14:32:17 »
Nice vid, and yes, funny ending.

It's difficult to believe that the engineering skill of beavers is entirely instinctive or could have developed instinctively; a quite high degree of reason seems essential.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #2 on: 18/08/2009 19:46:04 »
David Attenborough is 1 of the few people I envy.

He now has a rat-eating plant named after him ...

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A carnivorous pitcher plant that eats rats and insects has been discovered in the Philippines and named after Sir David Attenborough.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6041241/Rat-eating-plant-discovered-in-Philippines.html

His name will now be forever associated with putrefying rodents, lovely   [xx(].
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