The beavers were spotted Wednesday morning in a parking lot near Mohawk Street and California Avenue. One Eyewitness News viewer captured a photo of the furry visitors. In November, beavers were spotted in the northwest near the Riverwalk. The beavers then had done damage to area trees.
Bakersfield parks director Dianne Hoover said Wednesday’s beaver sighting was the first since November. “All told in the last three to four years, they’ve damaged about 40 trees,” said Hoover. She said each tree costs between $100 and $500 to replace.
No beaver story from Bakersfield will every be cheerful, but you should watch the news report just for the anchor. He’s adorable! Oh and seeing Diane Hoover in person helps me understand why she hasn’t been able to learn anything from my emails over the years – her heart is two sizes too small.
No word yet on whether any city official or media representative will ever learn a single thing about beaver DISPERSAL. Or when they’ll stop being confused by the same exact thing occurring at the same exact time over and over again all along the west coast. It’s kinda sweet that these two yearlings start out their journey in tandem. Do you think they’ll split up eventually? Like when a friend comes with you in hide and seek and you shoo them away to find their own spot? Check out their advanced nylon netting system to protect those 500 dollar trees. Bakersfield trees must be made of gold – or possibly crack?