The following is from M. John Lubetkin’s book, Jay Cooke’s Gamble, page 101:
We have to assume that Whistler meant the beaver built their dams with stones. That, of course, is only one use the beaver had for timber, the other being for food which renders it highly unlikely that he was implying they ate the stones.
However, although I’ve never read of such a thing, perhaps it’s possible they did sometimes use stones in their dams. Or, could it be that Whistler was just “stoned?”
Anybody know of beaver building dams with stones?
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