My poor father. Beavers have taken over, stinking up his yard with fetid water, downing trees and threatening to ravage his property with the unflinching avarice of an advancing army.
Like the notorious “Caddyshack” gopher, the beavers have driven an otherwise rational man to irrational behavior. For example, Dad has developed a weird theory about the beavers using their lodges to signal a mother ship above. That’s right, the beavers are aliens.
I think he’s only partly serious. But you and I would most likely call this hypothesis a conspiracy theory, and dismiss it out of hand as the hallucination of a man at the end of his rope.
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