There are a bunch of interesting bits in this WSJ essay by Jim Sterba. He's author of Nature Wars -- it's about how many wild animal species have flourished in populated areas over the last few decades, and the resulting tension from animals and people being neighbors. But the bit that jumped out at us: "By 1894, the largest forest left in the eastern U.S., the Adirondacks, was down to a single family of five beavers." Now? There are so many they're considered nuisances in many places. [via @AndyArthur] Earlier: Foxes and fishers and bears, oh my!
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