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June 3, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Prejudice furgiven .

 Curt Teich big letter City of Phoenix Post card from Phoenix (USPD., artist life/

Looks like a welcoming place for mavericks and upstarts. (USPD/

It’s flat out discrimination. And why? Some angry Do-gooder must have tipped off PETA.

Outraged, the locals banded together, constantly harassed him, and continually vandalized the home he was building.

Forced to leave just because he wears fur. DUH. 

You may not like it, but it’s his thing. His cultural history.

So much for embracing diversity.

He was doing much the same thing as other subdivision developers.

Building in a flood plane below a dam.

It’s a scenic area – great for families with kids that want to play outside. Who doesn’t like water front property? He specializes in creating little ponds.

None of those other home builders had obstacles repeatedly thrown in their way to slow them down.

 Arizona postcard. Route 66 collection. (, artist life, released to PD/

He had big hopes under big skies.(Postcard. Route 66 Collection/USPD/

Actually he showed more environmental consciousness than many.

Carefully selecting trees to cut rather than bulldozing the whole forest.

In addition, he subscribed to the repurpose / reuse philosophy so downed trees were utilized as accent building materials in homes instead of a bull dozer shoving them into a pile and setting it on fire.

No one could accuse him of not being in touch with nature.

So why? Locals not wanting a new guy showing up cutting into their game, perhaps.

Or flat out, outdated, discrimination. 

Let’s not even get into who stole the lands from whom.

His people have history with this area…

Not wanting to live forever in his parents’ basement, he was brave enough to stick a toe life’s waters all on his own.

As fearless as one of his relatives, famous in his health related marketing career, who started with nothing more than a sparkling smile.

Knowing it’s wise to pick your battles and that sometimes better to just to move on to where you are welcomed, he finally caged to their demands and moved on.

Everyone says folks around Chino Valley are more hospitable.

And who doesn’t like the sound of cottonwoods?

“Arizona Beaver rescued in Phoenix’s Grand Canal”( story & video) 

 If they don’t want drop-in guests to linger, maybe they shouldn’t dump comfy couches in sunny spots. Snoozing there turned out to be his downfall.

Dash and splash

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Beaver in Grand Canal/ Phoenix AZ (image: Salt River project FB page)

Dude just too cool to school. (Salt River Project FB)


  1. easyweimaraner / Jun 3 2019 6:43 am

    I hope he finds the best beaver place ever and we wish him a dam-ned good life ;O)

    Liked by 2 people

  2. shoreacres / Jun 3 2019 6:55 am

    Maybe they could have tempted him out by leaving a trail of Beaver Nuggets. When I stopped at a Buc-ees to try those things I’d heard so much about, I threw away half the bag, or I would have eaten the whole thing in one sitting.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 3 2019 9:15 am

      I got such a laugh out of his adopting the couch for snoozing (still trying to get a good picture of that). Odd as it seems, Buc-ees is still uncharted lands for us….we’ve got to get Molly better at not snatching items off low shelves HaHa.
      Thanks for swimming around in this comment pond

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  3. Jay / Jun 3 2019 7:12 am

    Love Beavers! I highly recommend Ben Goldfarb’s “Eager” to see what’s going on in the world of beaver-human cohabitation/cooperation.


  4. Irene Tobias Rodriguez / Jun 3 2019 9:12 am

    Are you familiar with this other beaver incident? I read this several years ago and couldn’t stop laughing.

    After reading your blog, I looked it up and found more on the story on these web pages.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 3 2019 9:21 am

      If the picture at the top of that “Letters” wasn’t funny enough, that whole interchange of letters is absolutely hilarious.
      Seem there is an issue of discrimination everywhere.
      Thanks so much for those links – I’ll be laughing all day


  5. Emily Cannell- Hey From Japan / Jun 3 2019 12:48 pm

    Now I’m on to the read the letters above…..

    Liked by 1 person

  6. LordBeariOfBow / Jun 15 2019 9:50 pm

    Do they still make Ipana?
    They’re pretty smart creatures those beavers, perhaps the sub humans should accept a lesson or two from them


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