Entertainment 'Bucktooth bandits': Police trace stolen lumber to beaver dam
Alarms are being installed on B.C. river and dam after two men were swept away
VANCOUVER — An interim public alarm system is being installed on the Cleveland Dam and along the Capilano River in North Vancouver to prevent future deaths from a sudden release of water. Five people fishing on the river last October were swept away during an accidental release of water from the reservoir that supplies Metro Vancouver with its drinking water. Three people managed to escape, while two men were killed in the spillway release, which the Metro Vancouver regional district said was human error.
PORCUPINE PLAIN, Sask. — Mounties in east-central Saskatchewan have cracked what they are calling an "extremely Canadian case."
RCMP officers from the Porcupine Plain detachment were called to a rural area on Friday to investigate a theft of posts that had been piled on a property for fencing.
The thief was soon revealed to have sharp teeth, fur, and a broad tail.
Const. Conrad Rickards says the posts were found in a nearby waterway and it appears a beaver helped himself to the lumber to build a dam — perhaps with the help of some buddies.
Rickards says there was no sign of the culprit.
He says no charges will be laid.
“Who could really blame these little bucktooth bandits, considering the price of wood these days?”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021.
The Canadian Press
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