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Beaver Trouble In Southern Kentucky Neighborhood

It's the second largest rodent in the world and some people in southern Kentucky say it's invading their neighborhood!

A Pulaski County man says Beavers are destroying his property.

Some people say the beavers and the environment are the real victims.

Indians called them the sacred center of the land and nature experts say they purify water for the earth like a kidney.

But for Joe Travis of Somerset, they're a nuisance.

"Just destroying the property," Travis said.

Travis says his swamp looking area is actually a creek. He says it used to be beautiful, but that was before beavers began building a dam.

Some others with ties in the area questioned efforts to remove the dam and burn the wood. They wouldn't go on camera but tell us they fear environmental contamination and have even called the animal activist group PETA to intervene, but Travis says he's only trying to protect his property.

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals may actually have some advice for Travis. They say there's something called a flow device which would help him tremendously.

PETA says with that you work with the beavers, not against them.

Travis says the beavers only come out at night.

Animal experts say the problem with destroying a beaver dam is that many times the beavers will rebuild it overnight.


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