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Beaver Blamed For Train Derailment

Oh crap!

Oh crap!

Dagnabbit them beavers are a damn nuisance. Authorities are shaking their heads at a busy little beaver they believed was behind a train derailment in Ottawa which caused two locomotives and 6 railcars to come off the tracks. It seems three beaver dams collapsed simultaneously sending a 3.5 metre high wall of water across the tracks damaging a section. One of the locomotives rolled into the Ottawa River resulting in over 20,000 litres of diesel fuel spilling into the capital’s main drinking water supply.Whoops!


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