New and unusual water related job

Discussion in 'Professional Discussions' started by 1idejim, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I received a call from our water district yesterday morning which piqued my curiosity, Beaver Assassin.......

    Pesky critter has been trapped and relocated numerous times and between the damage he’s causing and the location of his dams (I’ve torn out a couple just last week) there’s a serious flooding potential.

    I don’t know why, I don’t know how but what I do know is the paperwork will be processed Monday.

    1idejim, beaver elimination specialist. :)
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Explosives . work and are fun
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I always wanted to be able to write off a drone as a business expense.
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  4. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, so are you getting a deprivation permit from the water district.....know of a similar situation that happened at certain movie/singer stars homes.....(CITY OF MARIN, SAUSULITO, CORTA MADERA to name a few) Turkeys and wild pigs were tearing up multi million dollar home's landscaping.

    Also, just a few miles south of me, I know of 3 different Toms that got put down buy the state park ranger because they were attacking the people who were using Caswell State Park.

    Just funny how all these Anti-Hunting people will allow deprivation permits/hunting to be allowed yet they don't realize how turkeys, wild pigs, deer die of natural causes.....either they become food or die of starvation.

    Are you going to trap or lead poison oh wait, this is California and give them a good shot of steel shot?

    Are you going to harvest meat for yourself or donate to local natives or food bank?

    Per our permits we get when we need to control the crows, we are required to donate the harvest to local food bank.

    What is sad about something like this,,,,,we humans are the ones encroaching on their land. Happy Castor canadensis rodent hunting.
  5. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Jim is gonna get a beaver skin hat!
  6. OP

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Irrigation districts don’t have authority over fish and wildlife, therefore, the district must apply for the permit and fish and wildlife sets the guidelines.

    Proves Boots theory about money and prioritizing rich people.

    Long tail Tom or Tom turkey?

    I’ve seen geese get Grumpy and attack full grown men, killed a turkey in the back of a camper once and they’re nothing to take lightly.

    I once dated a gal who loved fresh fish and wild game. I caught a Tom or Jake (can’t recall which) in a field fence and gave her a call to see if she’d like it. “Is it fresh?” She asked. Pretty much, I replied. Long story short, we dispatched it on the kitchen table but only after it made a half dozen trips around the living room. I often wonder what became of that girl.....

    The “people” don’t have much say in this and you share many of my sentiments:)

    Have to follow federal guidelines which I’ll know more about tomorrow.

    I know of no food banks taking crow meat, much less beaver.

    The reason I posted a thread about dispatching a beaver is I don’t do the same kind of irrigation everyone else on Lawnsite does and I do get some interesting requests, some even a little strange sounding.
  7. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had to resign from this job after I got married.
  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,941

    this really is genius

    you could case that joint so fast.

    manuvring around a beavors realm is a murky mess to say the least.
  9. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    no seriously jim, on another note, maybe you can get the whippersnappers over at armada to equip a drove with the tip of a 900 stick, you know, up under the belley of the bird so it can still land.

    then it can radio back an analog needle reading and earphone noise feed.

    Screw all this walking!

    ....You've have that beaver mustard for a minute huh?
  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,167

    Used to have a old friend who did a lot of trapping, he was a 'spurt.

    Beavers aren't easy to control from what I know (or don't).

    Drones are pretty neat & useful. We use them to scout for duckys.

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