Animals: Beavers in Pennsylvania

Last week one Edward Boop, laborer, trapped a 29-lb. beaver. What made the catch newsworthy was the fact that it occurred not in Canada or the U. S. northwest, but near Glen Iron in Pennsylvania. For the first time in 31 years Pennsylvanians were free to trap beavers, from March 1. to April 10.*

Though no beaver had been seen in Pennsylvania since 1900, the State legislature in 1903 declared a permanent closed season. Twelve years later a pair of beavers were brought from Wisconsin, turned loose in a State game refuge. At intervals in the next nine years Pennsylvania's Game...

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