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April 18, 2017

AS FORETOLD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

Sask. ranchers stunned as beaver herds 150 cattle

(Thanks to The Amazing Steve, Chris Knight and Ralph)

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I was also stunned when I saw a beaver the first time.

There's nothing wrong with a mixed herd. I've eaten beaver; they're as tasty as beef. I wouldn't want to milk one, though.

I saw Herding Beaver open for Peter, Paul and Mary.

Oh no - that was Wandering Beaver.

Most beavers can easily draw a herd.

Beavers have also been known to launch a thousand ships.

*SMACKS* Le Petomane for making me blush.

Not the strangest leader we've seen recently.

Apparently beavers' bums smell of vanilla. I have no idea how I know this useful nugget.

@Jan - yes, that's true:

While it is mainly used in foods and beverages as part of a substitute vanilla flavor,[14] it is less commonly used as a part of a raspberry or strawberry flavoring.

Castoreum /kæsˈtɔːriəm/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European beaver (Castor fiber).
Castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac. Beavers use castoreum in combination with urine to scent mark territory.[1][2] Both beaver sexes have a pair of castor sacs and a pair of anal glands, located in two cavities under the skin between the pelvis and the base of the tail.[3] The castor sacs are not true glands (endocrine or exocrine) on a cellular level, hence references to these structures as preputial glands or castor glands are misnomers.[4] Castor sacs are a type of scent gland.
It is used as a tincture in some perfumes[5] and as a food additive.
Castoreum /kæsˈtɔːriəm/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European beaver (Castor fiber).
Castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac. Beavers use castoreum in combination with urine to scent mark territory.[1][2] Both beaver sexes have a pair of castor sacs and a pair of anal glands, located in two cavities under the skin between the pelvis and the base of the tail.[3] The castor sacs are not true glands (endocrine or exocrine) on a cellular level, hence references to these structures as preputial glands or castor glands are misnomers.[4] Castor sacs are a type of scent gland.
It is used as a tincture in some perfumes[5] and as a food additive.
Some classic perfumes incorporating castor are Emeraude, Chanel Antaeus, Cuir de Russie, Magie Noire, Lancôme Caractère, Hechter Madame, Givenchy III, Shalimar, and many "leather" themed compositions.[5]

It's amazing what can be learned on this blog. Now we know why beaver butts smell like vanilla. Stay tuned for coming revelations.

That raspberry flavor ....

I think those heifers were daring each other after they saw that horse-and-alligator video that went around the other day. Fortunately for all, cows and beavers aren't as aggressive as horses and alligators.

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