Beavers go shopping

Well, it is getting close to Christmas. Here we see, as the YouTube notes give sketchy details:

A pair of beavers walked into a Cumberland Farms location in Fitchburg in late November. Surveillance footage shared by the company shows two walk into the store. Shortly after, one leaves while the other walks around for more than two minutes before being ushered out by staff.

They should have said, “Sorry, sir, we don’t sell trees here.”

This is Fitchburg Massachusetts. 

17 Comments

  1. yazikus
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps they were looking for something to spruce up the ol’ lodge?
    Love it.
    Saw my first beaver in the wild this year. Was driving home in the evening (dark outside) when I noticed a ‘really effed up looking cat’ crossing the gravel drive towards the pond. Realized once the headlights hit it that it was not, as I had thought, an effed up cat.

  2. Merilee
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    “Spruce” up, lol?

    • Posted December 8, 2018 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      That’s enough dam beaver puns!

      • BJ
        Posted December 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

        Oh, quit chewing the scenery! You’re being so damatic.

      • Merilee
        Posted December 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

        🤓

  3. BJ
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I love how the employee’s first thought wasn’t “I better get these beavers out of here.”

    It was “I better film this.”

    • Wunold
      Posted December 9, 2018 at 3:37 am | Permalink

      Exactly my thoughts! (About the employee, not to film this.) 😀

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Beavers were reintroduced I suppose to the Midwest many years ago and have done very well. Willow trees and beavers go together like cats and mice.

    • rickflick
      Posted December 8, 2018 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

      In New York they did quite a bit of damage to trees along streams in developed areas. I think they were trapped to keep the numbers down. Wonderful creatures though.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      We’ve got our own disputes over reintroduction of beavers here in sunny (ha!) Scotland. We exterminated them a long time ago (16th Century), but an official re-introduction programme started in 2009. On the gripping hand, unofficial reintroduction(s) have been reported in Tayside and also Cornwall for over 20 years.
      Gradually, we’re also culling off the deer and sheep to a level that the forests can regenerate – which they haven’t done since before we killed off the beavers.

      • Merilee
        Posted December 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

        Gripping hand??

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted December 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

          Right hand, left hand and the big muscly third arm out to the side which is sometimes known as the gripping hand.
          Your species has symmetry? And only two limbs at each end. “How quaint,” in Scotty’s words.

  5. Steve Gerrard
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    “A pair of beavers walked into a Cumberland Farms location in Fitchburg in late November.”

    Nice setup, but where’s the punchline?

  6. Posted December 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I had to google “Cumberland Farms”. Kind of a highfalutin name for a convenience store. Perhaps the beavers were fooled by the name into thinking the store had healthy grub.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      Sounds like a purveyor of “pork products”. In the sense that you use every part of the pig, except the grunt.

  7. Diane G
    Posted December 9, 2018 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    Ha ha, so funny. Have to think this was not the first time they’ve done this, given their familiarity with the automatic doors; especially the way the one beaver quickly retreats early on. There must have originally been some kind of reward for this behavior, else why would they keep going back?

    (I hope this doesn’t end up tragically for the beavers… 😦 )


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