Town hires firm to destroy Diamond Hill Park beavers

Town hires firm to destroy Diamond Hill Park beavers

CUMBERLAND - A family of beavers, who've built themselves a lodge on Sylvie's Brook near the baseball fields at Diamond Hill Park, are causing so much tree damage and some flooding, says Director of Parks and Recreation Mike Crawley, that he's called in Critter Control of Greenville to trap and kill them.

But a wildlife specialist with the Department of Environmental Management, Charlie Brown, is telling The Breeze that Cumberland is moving too quickly. Special permits, considered on a case-by-case basis, are needed before any fur animals like beavers can be removed.

As of Wednesday morning, Crawley was awaiting a phone call from Brown, he told The Breeze.


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