An influx of beavers is causing trouble in the Bern area, with their constant digging posing a threat to buildings and trees.

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Beavers buzzing in Bernese waters

An influx of beavers is causing trouble in the Bern area, with their constant digging posing a threat to buildings and trees.

Beavers buzzing in Bernese waters
The Swiss Cantonal civil engineering department said concern is growing that the cheeky rodents, which live in rivers and lakes in the Bern-Mittelland district, are could cause serious structural and environmental damage.

In certain areas, trees have had to be cut down as a precaution to prevent them from falling and injuring hikers and motorists, said a report on the daily 20 Minuten.

The danger of collapse is greatest on roads and trails that are closer to the populated waters, experts said. Counter-measures, such as the forced relocation of the animals, are currently being studied, the paper said.