Detroit River again becoming home to beaver
Written by By Associated Press   
Monday, 18 March 2013 06:24

DETROIT (AP) — There's new evidence that the Detroit River once again is becoming home to the beaver.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/146tqQM ) Monday that a trail camera set up at DTE Energy Co.'s River Rouge Power Plant earlier this year recorded images of a beaver dragging a small tree into the river. Officials say beaver may be expanding their range in the area.

Following a long absence, a beaver sighting was reported in 2009 along the Detroit River. They've also been seen on Belle Isle.

Detroit once was a fur-trading outpost, but trapping and industrial pollution contributed to wipe out the beaver in the Detroit area along with their habitat. The cleanup of the Detroit River in recent decades has seen many species making a comeback.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com


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Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 10:25
 

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