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WATCH: Parachuting beavers from 1950

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The beavers landed in these special boxes (PHOTO/VIDEO: Youtube/Idaho Department of Fish and Game) The beavers landed in these special boxes (PHOTO/VIDEO: Youtube/Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
BOISE, Idaho -

These days, we mostly skydive for recreation, but in the 1950's there was an important skydiving mission that may have helped save a vital population in Idaho. 

Recently discovered video by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows the department trying to deal with an overpopulation of beavers the only way they knew how: parachutes. 

Officials trapped the beavers and other fur-bearing rodents, then stuffed them into special boxes with parachutes and dropped them from a plane into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. We're told all of the beavers survived the radical journey. 

The film was thought to have been long lost when it was recently discovered mislabeled and in the wrong file. The Idaho Historical Society has digitized it and posted it on the Department Fish and Game's YouTube channel. You can watch that above. 

Personally, I think the best part about this is now that we know beavers can parachute, I can finally get my remake of the 1991 classic movie Point Break off the ground. It will be called Point Break Beavers and the all-beaver cast will be headlined by "Keanu Beaves" and "Peltrick Swayze" and feature "Beaves'" character "Johnny Chew-tah" trying to stop "Peltrick's" character from destroying vital beaver dam infrastructure as he searches for the ultimate wave. If you'd like to help make this dream come true, please get in touch with me on my Facebook page

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