Did someone call for a "para-beaver?" Yes, actually they did. Back in the day (the 1940s and 1950s), it seems that parts of Idaho experienced a glut of beavers and muskrats. The Idaho Fish and Game commission got the bright idea that relocating these fur-bearing creatures would solve the problem. It wasn't the relocating that has people who've seen this recently found video scratching their heads, it was the method. Parachute drops.

Here's the full vintage "Fur For the Future" film, recently released by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. If you were a kid (like me) in a classroom in the 1960s or 70s, the style and narrator should really take you back in time:


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