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Old 02-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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A beaver pond that date back to more than 3.5 million years has been uncovered on Ellesmere Island, some 1,900 kilometers north of Canada's tree line

The pond is locked in permafrost and so well preserved by the cold, and acid free soil conditions that wood bearing the cuts of beaver teeth from 3.5 million years ago is still fresh enough to burn.

Paleo-biologist Richard Harrington, of the Canadian Museum of Nature calculated the size of the beaver from the teeth marks and estimates that the ancient Castor Canadensis grew to the size of the modern-day bear before becoming extinct about 10,000 years ago.

Thats a lot of stuffing.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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Is this topic going to degrade into beaver jokes? Just asking.
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Since pretty much every other thread does, it would be pretty amazing if this one didn't
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Theres an easy connection to the 62 year old woman who just had the baby...
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You can still see the teeth marks? :P
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"Look at the bones!"
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I know there's bait for cube_rat in this thread. I'm going to exercise restraint... Think baseball, yeah, er, how about those Giants?
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Maybe we can take some beaver dna from some amber. Does anybody know a girl named Amber?
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Maybe we can snatch some... :P
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Maybe it's Winona's Big Brown Beaver that Primus sang about in Tales from the Punchbowl...


or perhaps not.

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I work on a lake that has beavers, I wanted to see them but was told you have to come to work at 5 AM. The coworker emailed me a photo of our beaver so I mailed it home to my boyfriend titled Beaver Shot, he likes beavers. I have it as wallpaper at work.
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I first ran across giant paleolithic beaver bones doing archaeology work in Iowa. These were not cute fuzzy rodents . . . think grizzly bear sized.

http://www.beringia.com/02/02maina6.html

http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/beavlink.html



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