Beavers clog culvert; Livermore pays to have them removed

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LIVERMORE — A recent problem with beavers on Bartlett Pond Road created an unexpected expense for the town.

Road Foreman Roger Ferland told selectpersons Tuesday night that beavers had blocked the end of a cross culvert near the boat landing and Norlands Road. The blockage led to water rising over the road. 

The culvert was opened up three times but the beavers kept coming back, Ferland said.

Billy and Dale Holt of Leeds, who have helped with beaver problems in the past, were called to trap the beavers, the second largest rodents in the world.

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Ferland said the Holts are licensed for animal damage control and are used by game warden Dave Chabot.

They charge $250 to set up and $25 for every beaver trapped.

“They caught five,” Ferland said.

pharnden@sunmediagroup.net

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