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Posted by u/coffeeink0622 2 days
Nah, he’s just a large gray tabby I found as an injured kitten
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Posted by u/coffeeink0622 2 days
Yeah he’s a big boy. I asked the vet if he was fat and he said “no, he’s just a big cat!” I can’t believe how big he’s gotten
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Posted by u/coffeeink0622 2 days
I’ve got one too! Mine is 14 pounds and is only starting to learn to lay on my shoulder and chest instead of my face
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Posted by u/mvea 3 days
How available is testing in states like Florida or Texas? Are people getting tested even if tests are available? Incomplete data could definitely explain the discrepancies
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Posted by u/Sockular 3 days
And even when you end up working your childhood dream job it pays fuck all a lot of the time. I’m a zookeeper, something I thought would be fucking awesome as a kid. For the most part, it is, but I’m paid minimum wage in a very competitive field. It would take me a decade to make over 60k. So I guess soon I’ll be transitioning to a different job that I don’t like as much just so I can afford to live
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Posted by u/thewyldfire 3 days
But isn’t Askren also an Olympic wrestler? Burroughs beat him by the technical high point win thing (i just kind of got into wrestling) with pretty much no problem. It seemed like Askren wasn’t even trying
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Posted by u/thewyldfire 3 days
His exhibition against Jorden Burroughs was terrible though. He was either just messing around, is really out of practice, or Burroughs is just insanely good
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Posted by u/dispatched22 3 days
I’ve had bad experiences with them too. It doesn’t help that they have one dude working the phone for their entire customer service. At least a year ago that was the case. Spoke to the same dude every time after waiting on hold for hours and ended up never getting my seeds
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Posted by u/zkotte 3 days
Haha I hope they make beautiful babies in a few years! I would love to have a tortoise as a pet. One day!
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Posted by u/zkotte 3 days
How old are they? Tortoises usually take a while to sexually mature, especially the larger species. He looks like a leopard tortoise if I’m not mistaken
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Posted by u/zkotte 3 days
That’s awesome!!! Thank you for taking care of him the way he needs!
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Posted by u/zkotte 3 days
Awesome! You could also try things like squash, carrots, yam, and big leafy greens for some variety. Does he have access to good lighting and varied humidity? I don’t mean to come off the wrong way. I’m a zookeeper that takes care of tortoises so I like making sure people get all the info they need for their exotic pets!
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Posted by u/zkotte 3 days
What is his normal diet? His shell looks like it is starting to pyramid
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Posted by u/indig0sixalpha 4 days
This looks really cool. I wonder if the zombies still retain some of their human personality or if the infection takes over the brain and becomes sentient or something. They could probably make cool “documentary” surrounding the whole zombie world in this movie!
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Posted by u/DGCanna 5 days
The Attitude is UK based (I think, maybe the netherlands) and they ship worldwide. I haven’t had any problems with them on the two orders I’ve done with them
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Posted by u/spydermonkeej 5 days
That’s what I thought too. The ones at my job all had their flowers and are just now starting to leaf out
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Posted by u/My_Memes_Will_Cure_U 1 week
The main way covid enters and exits the body is through the nose. Not wearing a mask over the nose does pretty much nothing. Also, covid is believed to be able to linger in the air for 3 hours after being exhaled. I work night shift one night at a zoo and I keep my mask on in public areas for 3 hours after I’m alone just to be safe. It’s pretty unlikely I’ll get it from breathing in old air but better safe than sorry
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Posted by u/SnooDoggos7970 1 week
Damn I missed it again!
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Posted by u/SnooDoggos7970 1 week
Hey me three!
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
That’s pretty cool! I want to make a table with chewed logs as the legs one day
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
I would guess they were a different kind of rodent skull! Baby beavers are small but their skulls are definitely too big to fit in an owl pellet
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Hudson makes tons of sounds when he is hungry! It’s very cute
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Hmm I suppose it would depend on the break. Their teeth grow continually like other rodents so it would grow back eventually. The problem is that the teeth grind each other down to the perfect length so without a complementary tooth on top and bottom one would grow out too long and cause misalignment. It’s pretty common in pet rabbits (technically not rodents but their teeth are similar) that aren’t cared for correctly
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
This sounds like a dream job tbh
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
This is really interesting! I suspect we will see many cases of animals becoming invasive as they migrate to deal with climate change
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
No problem! Im glad you enjoyed it!
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
That sounds awesome! Luckily, grooming is a pretty innate instinct for them and we don’t have to groom them. He does sometimes get a spot on his back he can’t quite reach and he seems to like it when I scratch him ghere
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Yep, they eat bark and cambium primarily in the winter because there isn’t much around. They do create food stores under water but they can’t store enough to last them all winter. In warmer months they eat aquatic plants, forbs, grasses, roots, etc. I’m not positive on how much they need to eat in winter but I wouldn’t be surprised if they chew a tree down once every few days
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Aren’t they awesome? It’s amazing how they have evolved to be the way they are. There are fossils of huge forerunners to beavers the size of black bears! I can’t imagine the dams they could build
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Not that I know of! They have to sets off lips, one in front and one behind their teeth. That probably helps keep their tongue out of the way!
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
I am a zookeeper! Hudson gets new logs and branches every day plus two prepared diets. Unlike a wild beaver he is very friendly and likes hanging out with me
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
[source](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver). [This](https://statenislandbeavers.weebly.com) is information accumulated from peer reviewed, governmental, and academic sources. I created it for an assignment for my masters degree program
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
I like beaver chewing a lot more than people chewing!
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
No problem!
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
Technically, they eat the cambium layer of plant tissue underneath the bark. Once Hudson is done with a log it is very smooth and only a little smaller than it was when I gave it to him
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Posted by u/Tll6 1 week
The leaves are rounded with a pointed end, it’s definitely not a maple
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Posted by u/calbert1735 2 weeks
The north shore of Staten Island is much less wealthy than the south shore. The south shore is where most of the red voters come from and they all come from or have money. A lot of the mafia have ties to the south shore
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Posted by u/Growmaster22 2 weeks
It’s never too late!
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Posted by u/Snoo79382 3 weeks
Game of thrones. I can’t believe this isn’t higher up. The show runners ruined an incredible and very successful tv show with the last season. Season 6/7 weren’t great but if they finished strong with 8 the fan base and franchise would still be around. Instead, the last season was so bad that the fans have abandoned the show, HBO lost out on millions of dollars, and the rewatch value is non existent
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Posted by u/Modern_Einstein 3 weeks
Is there a virtual way of attending?
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Posted by u/Blue_Baron6451 3 weeks
Tetanus doesn’t actually need to be on a rusty object for it to be present. People have gotten tetanus from kitchen knife cuts. I think the myth of the rusty nail or other object spreading tetanus is based on the entry wound rather than the rust. Deep punctures from a nail are going to transmit tetanus a lot better
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Posted by u/ReplayVallue 3 weeks
Exactly. This guy didn’t even get spoiled, he played and finished the game a long time ago
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Posted by u/ReplayVallue 3 weeks
Sorry, but if you visit a sub about a very popular game that has been out for a long time you are going to see spoilers. That’s on you. The first few months after a game released there should be spoiler tags on posts but that timeframe passed a long time ago
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Posted by u/ReplayVallue 3 weeks
The games been out over a year though. If you don’t want spoilers you probably shouldn’t be on the subreddit
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Posted by u/jsun31 3 weeks
GRRM unfortunately doesn’t have another 25 years left to finish the books though
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Posted by u/mentalist_mental 3 weeks
I’m NAD but when I sprained my ankle a few years ago it bruised up pretty good. I don’t think it was as bad as yours but my ankle and the top of my foot was definitely purple and yellow for a good month
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
That’s a pretty extreme weight. When I was working on my website the only mention of beavers being that heavy is if they are old and very fat. Most beavers rarely exceed 70 pounds
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yes they are quite big! Up to around 60 lbs at the largest. I know they will definitely defend their lodge and dam or will fight back if they are cornered. They tend to retreat to the water and tail slap more often than not though
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Hmm I’m not quite sure! I can’t think of any off of the top of my head. I’m sure their are some animals that inadvertently create more resources for their species (elephants clearing trees which allows grasses to grow) but beavers seem to be in a league of their own
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Those safe flood plains were probably once covered in water thanks to beaver dams! Hopefully, the local government can install flood devices in the dams so people don’t get too mad!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Fish abundance increases when beavers are around! The fish might get scared away by the beaver but overall there are more available for you to catch
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
They can be pretty aggressive in the wild but very nice in human care! I would never approach one in the wild. I’ve been bitten before during medical procedures and even half asleep it hurts quite a lot! They have a bite force of around 80kg and their teeth are razor sharp self sharpening chisels. I was luckily wearing thick winter pants at the time!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
True, pretty much any animal brought to a completely new environment will do some damage if it survives. What’s happening in Patagonia is devastating and is another example of humans meddling in things they shouldn’t be
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yes you’re right, beavers can be very dangerous and aggressive especially around their lodges and dams. Hudson here sees people everyday so he is very friendly with us but I would never approach a wild beaver! Very glad to hear your dog survived the encounter. I hope they make a full recovery!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
At least that’s one good thing of an HOA! Her view of nature will get a lot better once other animals move into the area!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
They will eat most trees, they just prefer certain species over others! No problem! I love teaching people about these awesome animals!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Flow devices. There is a page on my website devoted to loving with them peacefully
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Thanks for sticking up for them. Beavers don’t eat any meat, only vegetation. And you are right about co-evolution
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
True. Beaver dams seem to be ok because they still let some water through and animals can still travel through the waterway without much problem. Fish have adapted along side beavers so they can jump over beaver dams or swim up through the water
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Hmm I would stop so the beavers can do their thing and so you avoid a potential fine. Beavers area really good at rebuilding dams though so once you leave they probably have it fixed in a couple of days
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Depends where they are located. In countries where they aren’t native, yes they can cause a lot of harm
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
From what I understand, Eurasian and North American beavers are pretty similar with some physiological differences. Eurasian beavers are a bit bigger with larger heads. They also prefer different trees. Eurasians tend to like willow while North Americans like aspen and poplar. I think the fill the same ecological niche though so hopefully it will work out in the end!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
It will be really interesting to see what happens in a few years! A few states in the US are really dragging their heels on reintroduction (looking at you California) but hopefully it will get better In the US soon
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
True, but the only reason that is happening is because humans introduced them in the first place. I’m not saying it’s right that Patagonia is being destroyed by them, but it’s not their fault that they are there doing what they naturally do
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Sure, that would be great!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yes it’s a great book!!! I might need to re read it soon
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
I don’t believe so. Quokkas are marsupials. They definitely look similar sometimes!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
They are destructive to those who don’t understand their potential and how to live with them peacefully!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Lol I’m sure it is very rare. From what I’ve read it mostly extends to plants that provide birds food over winter or trees that help restore damaged areas
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Research has found that removing beavers from an area often results in more beavers moving in. I suspect you will have more given enough time. You may want to suggest adding flow devices to the lake so that when beavers move in again they can live peacefully while your area doesn’t flood. That way you can experience the benefits of beavers without the negatives!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Beaver borne giardia may actually be different than the type that infects humans. There is talks in the veterinary world about whether special care should be taken around beavers for this reason or not. Personally, having worked with them for several years and coming into contact with a lot of beaver poop I have not developed giardia infection (yet haha)
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yeah I assumed he was as well. It’s a shame that humans introduced such a cool species to a place that is threatened by them. I don’t have a problem with culling animals that are destroying habitat as long as they truly do not belong there and are killed as humanely as possible. It’s unfortunate that animals have to use for human mistakes, though
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
True, but he has a very nice life with all of the food, treats, attention, veterinary care, and enrichment he could want. And he helps me educate people in real life and online about the importance of his species and conservation in general!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yep they are pretty awesome! No problem!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Dams prevent water from moving downstream so a pond or lake forms. This allows beavers to forage further out into a wooded area while being able to safely retreat to the water. They also construct lodges to live in that are usually located in the middle of the pond, but can be found as part of the dam itself or on the bank of a pond. Additionally, beavers can dig canals which extend into a wooded area that they can use to transport browse back to the pond!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Thank you! I hope you learn something new. Your work sounds really cool, I hope to be involved in something like that some day
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
The first article you reference ends with “Keystone is useful because it’s true a lot of the time. And it makes us think about the grander idea that we can have one species that’s really having big domino effects on everything else.” The reason they question the concept in the first place is because the original definition revolves around a flawed example. I agree with the second article that the term “keystone species” is broad and can and should be defined more clearly. In this case, using it metaphorically in a Reddit post and not a scientific journal is appropriate in my eyes. Additionally, this is one paper written on the subject and until the majority of the scientific community agrees on a definition and correct use of the term I don’t think it is wrong to use
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Thanks!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yes he is! A North American beaver
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Sorry about that! Looks like the links didn’t work in my source comment. Here it is with working links: [Here is a link ](https://statenislandbeavers.weebly.com) to a website I created for one of my graduate school classes last year. Every fact stated on this website includes a citation to a peer reviewed journal article, government publication, or institutional publication. [Wikipedia](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver)also backs up the information stated here and in my website. If anyone has any beaver questions feel free to ask! I love these animals!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Thanks for letting me know, not sure what happened
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Beavers are one of the original and most widespread species though... Rare and unique trees are cool, but having a beneficial keystone species in your area is even cooler. Plus, there are several methods to protect valuable trees from beavers
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
That really sucks :( there are ways to live with beavers too, people just don’t know, don’t care, or don’t want to spend the money
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
That’s what they are supposed to do! And the niche that they fill is super important. They literally shaped the waterways and landscape of North America for thousands of years before they were almost trapped and hunted to extinction after European colonization
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
You are very welcome!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
That’s a really great question and I’m not sure of the answer! I did some googling and found [this article ](https://geographical.co.uk/nature/wildlife/item/1363-beavers-create-nitrogen-sinks) that states beavers can actually assist in preventing eutrophication! The bacteria that live in their ponds help break down nitrogen fertilizer into a form of nitrogen that can be stored in soil and some is turned into nitrogen gas! This helps prevent downstream effects of excess nitrogen
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
True, human introduced species rarely benefit where they end up
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Posted by u/[deleted] 3 weeks
Good on you! Always wear your gear and get a motorcycle airbag vest. FortNine on YouTube has a good video on them
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Yep! Elephants are another example of a keystone species!
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
As it should be! They are super important to North America’s ecosystem and much of the landscape can be attributed to beaver activity up til several hundred years ago
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
Sure! So when beavers move Into an area they clear the trees surrounding their beaver pond. As time goes on, the beaver pond becomes shallower and shallower as sediment and nutrients fill the pond. Once the pond is too shallow to support the beavers they move on to a new area. The now filled pond is full of really fertile soils which plants can use to grow. This area becomes a field and eventually trees start popping up from wind blown or animal dispersed seeds. Eventually, the forest returns and the cycle continues. This cycle is super important because it allows for new species (plant and animal alike) to move through the area. It also allows nutrients to build up and be used. Forests without beavers can and do exist. forest cycling due to beavers was much more common before the mass trapping of beavers
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
He accepts boops very well
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Posted by u/Tll6 3 weeks
[Here is a link ](https://statenislandbeavers.weebly.com) to a website I created for one of my graduate school classes last year. Every fact stated on this website includes a citation to a peer reviewed journal article, government publication, or institutional publication. [Wikipedia](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver)also backs up the information stated here and in my website. If anyone has any beaver questions feel free to ask! I love these animals!
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Posted by u/Kellyz4life 3 weeks
One of my best friends killed himself a few years ago. Him and my friend group had drifted apart over a year or two as he got more into drugs, started hanging out with people we didn’t like, and never showed up to classes. We tried everything to get him back on track but eventually we just decided that we couldn’t help him. He was always a depressed kid and finally got on anti depressants after years of us telling him to go to a doctor. They helped him. So much that he decided he didn’t need to take them anymore because he was feeling better. Then he walked into the woods and shot himself. I’m glad I was in too much shock to look at his body closely at the funeral. I’m glad I didn’t Please keep taking your meds and see a doctor if you need help. Never stop taking your meds because you feel better, that means they are working
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Posted by u/3xmoj 3 weeks
Maybe we’ll get a tell all documentary in 20 years
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Posted by u/___benje 2 months
For everyone who is interested in growing these awesome trees, [The Johnsteen company ](https://sequoiatrees.com/collections/live-tree-seedlings) sells giant sequoias, redwoods, and other awesome trees. I have a sequoia, dawn redwood, coastal redwood, and Douglas fir all from them! They have a great selection and amazing customer support
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Posted by u/___benje 2 months
[The Johnsteen company](https://sequoiatrees.com/collections/live-tree-seedlings) sells all different kinds of trees including sequoias and redwoods. I have a giant sequoia, dawn redwood, coast redwood, and Douglas fir at home all from them
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Posted by u/marcusgiovanni 2 months
You’re not wrong but commenting that on a post like this is not a great time. You definitely could’ve posted the information in a nicer way and actually educated people
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Posted by u/hot 2 months
Tiger building a snowman*
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Posted by u/crosspostninja 2 months
This guy kinda looks like Jo Koy if he gains weight over the next ten years
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