Matthew Renda
Nevada Appeal News Service

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October 17, 2010
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Beaver removal sparks resident outrage in Kings Beach

KINGS BEACH - Rush Pursley must use a wheelchair due to his failing health. However, this doesn't prevent him from enjoying Lake Tahoe's natural environment, as in recent weeks he was accustomed to wheeling down to Griff Creek near the Highway 28/267 intersection to watch a family of beavers industriously build a dam to alter a section of the creek into a suitable habitat.

"I would sit there, smoke a cigarette and watch the beavers," said Pursley, of Kings Beach. "I really enjoyed it."

However, Pursley became upset when he learned of a recent Placer County wildlife removal operation that …

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