By Beka Compton
The Times 

Leave the beaver, or at least relocate


December 17, 2020

WAITSBURG—A little sadness hung over the Touchet River this weekend. Reports of a beaver making its residence near Preston Park were short-lived, and on Saturday, the young mammal was found dead and left in the river.

Residents who discovered the beaver reported it midweek last week, and on Saturday, it was reported that the beaver was dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The beaver was relatively small, and observers guessed it to be on the younger side. It was suspected to be building a dam on the northern side of the Touchet River by the old mill site, in the same area that a beaver w...

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