Mississippi Farmer Catches Brazen Beaver in Soybeans

August 19, 2017 08:00 AM

Beavers may love dicamba soybeans, just ask Troy Haney. The Mississippi Delta farmer knew beavers were hammering his crops, but he was surprised to catch one munching down on a quarter-acre of soybeans in broad daylight. At 5:15 p.m. on a June afternoon, Haney filmed a beaver calmly consuming a row of soybeans, indifferent to Haney’s presence. “He didn’t pay me any mind and was going to town on my beans. I’m on the edge of fooling with wild hogs and keep my eye out, but the last thing I expected to find was a beaver tearing into my beans in the middle of the afternoon,” Haney describes.

Primarily nocturnal, the beaver paid in full for its daylight indiscretion: Haney returned with a rifle and put an end to the crop theft on his Sunflower County farmland. “It was strange seeing a beaver in my beans at 5:15, but I’ve seen wilder things in my rows,” he says. “A few years ago I saw a naked crackhead in one of my fields and that’s about crazy.”

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Old S.W. MN. Farmer
Worthington, MN
8/29/2017 10:18 PM

  Curt, If ya look close at the pic the 2nd. critter has a BIG Flat Tail behind it,typical of Beavers here in Mn. at least the Dam building type Beavers any how.

Curt VanMater
Columbus , NJ
8/15/2017 07:02 AM

  The animal in the video is a beaver, but the one you have in the still photo is a groundhog.