The Drumheller Valley is well known to having primarily nocturnal, large semi aquatic rodents causing issues.

"Beavers are doing only what they're meant to do. They are very industrious and I think sometimes they don't relent, they keep at it to the point where trees and the things they chew on causes damage and distress with people," stated Greg Peters, Drumheller's Director of Protective Services for the town.

"I've asked people to let me know if they see any beaver activity within the valley. I've been out doing patrols to see where they are concentrated so we can engage some control activity in that area," he noted.

Beavers are very industrious and hardworking animals that Peters mentioned his staff will cover trees in a wire netting to discourage them from biting into the wood.

"It does work, but I've seen a few particular older male beavers that were trying to work their way through the mesh and one has even bitten through the mesh."

"We engage in control activities, I have a live catch trap that we can deploy that doesn't put any other animals at hazard. We can't use it in areas where people walk their dogs or beside the river. I do it in the least travelled areas," concluded Peters.

If you seen any beaver activity within the Drumheller area, contact Greg Peters at Town Hall.

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