Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!

“After the early Europeans explorers had realized that Canada was not the spice-rich Orient, the main attraction was the beaver”. Canadian Heritage web site.

“Road flooding is a common beaver/human conflict that be solved with methods such as "enclosures," Beaver Bafflers" or Beaver Deceivers. Since beavers are quite adaptable, it is best to use proven techniques”. Beaversww.org.

Ottawa, Canada — In a surprise ceremony this week, the Canadian Government presented Britney Spears with a Canadian Beaver. “I'm really looking forward to seeing all my fans and showing them my beaver." When asked whether showing her beaver during her performances would distract from her singing, Ms. Spears replied, "Like hello? I think I know my priorities, I may not always be able to lip sync as well as I do now, but I will always have my beaver." www.utterpants.co.uk/news/britney/britbeaver

A beaver that escaped from captivity has been found living wild on the banks of the Thames, more than 400 years after the species became extinct in Britain. The European beaver has been sighted on the river several times since Christmas. The Environment Agency has now called in a wildlife group from Gloucestershire, which breeds beavers, to try to trap it. The Times 22/03/208

When first my brave Johnie lad came to this town,
He had a blue bonnet that wanted the crown;
But now he has gotten a hat and a feather,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!
Cock up your beaver, and cock it fu' sprush,
We'll over the border, and gie them a brush;
There's somebody there we'll teach better behaviour,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!

Robert Burns 1791

The Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland have now jointly submitted an application to the Scottish Government for a trial reintroduction of European beavers into Scotland. If all goes well we could see this animal once more living wild in Argyll in the spring of 2009 after an absence of 400 years. www.scotsbeavers.org

Me fixated on Beavers! Never. Silly post for a silly day, picture of true love or vandalism, take your pick.



Was going to do an Elvis track, can you link a nice Beaver to Elvis?
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Now playing: Pop Will Eat Itself - Beaver Patrol
via FoxyTunes

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3 comments:

Suburbia said...

Happy April fool to you! Yes I had noticed the Beaver theme AND chose to ignor the foxy tunes track title choice for Saturday......too much information!

Suburbia said...

So Saturday's song......what was the real conection?! I'm not convinced.

gary..b said...

Oh dear!

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