Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Airborne Beaver Commandos!
Boing Boing pointed me to this video posted by the Idaho Fish and Game department. It is a 1950 documentary about the trapping and relocating of muskrats, beavers and martens to new habitats to avoid overpopulation and damage to crops. Apparently, they wanted to move the beavers to such remote locations that the only way to reach the new habitats was by air. The result? Beavers parachuting out of airplanes in little boxes that opened upon landing.