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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today's tidbit: The best altitude for parachuting a beaver is 500-800 feet

The ever-wonderful Improbable Research blog has an item about a 1950 study titled "Transplanting Beavers by Airplane and Parachute," back in the days when those critters had not re-established themselves and become a pest. A tidbit:

“The best altitude for launching is between 500 and 800 feet. This height assures sufficient time for the ‘chute to set the box down gently. Yet, it is low enough for accuracy in placing the box in the selected meadow, and to avoid trees or other obstacles in which the ‘chute and box might become entangled."

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