RAPS and The Fur-Bearers have offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who killed and skinned a beaver in Richmond recently.
Mandy Lichtmann, RAPS’ Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, discovered a skinned beaver carcass about 25 metres from where the City of Richmond had previously removed a beaver lodge.
In addition to alarm over the discovery, Lichtmann is concerned for the safety of the public if someone is trapping beavers. The area of the West Dyke where she found the body is just off a walking path that is heavily used by families, children and people with pets.
The Richmond News has covered the story. WARNING: Graphic photo accompanies the story. If you wish to read the story, click here.