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Monday, 27 August 2012

Beaver kit eating Japanese knotweed

Here is a beaver kit on the river Ericht outside Blairgowrie getting stuck in to the lower leaves of Japanese knotweed. Which of these causes the most problems on rivers?

Pity we did'nt get as much excitement about eradicating JapKnot and other invasives on the Tay as we did in recent years about the beavers.

Well done that Scottish- born beaver...!


  1. I wouldn't be so cheery about beavers gnawing on knotweed just yet, something tells me it'll probably move that japanese knotweed into it's dam and help it spread.

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