From Delhi to Durham…

April 28th, 2015 by admin

Saturday, June 6th. 4:00pm pre-show – 5:00pm pageant. Duke Park Meadow, Durham.

Meet the 2015 Beaver Queen Contestants!

April 22nd, 2015 by admin

Beaver Brides


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The story of Castorella and Furina Beaver

Furina was raised in the hills of Tennessee. Unlike the other beavers in her neighborhood, she was not happy “gnawing wood,” so she found her way to Ellerbee Creek where she could spend her days in bliss frolicking in the meadow and splashing in the creek. Although she was happy, she longed to have another beaver to share her little beaver lodge.


Castorella grew up in New England. Tired of her pond icing over every winter, she came south looking for a place where the meadows were green and the creeks were getting cleaned up. When she discovered Ellerbee Creek, she knew she had found her forever home. One day in the woods, they were each gnawing on opposite ends of the same log; when they met in the middle, it was love at first bite.

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Dr. ” Beaver Buck” Teeth



Let me see now (heavy chewing sounds), I grew up a kit on the soggier side of the Ellerbe.  Old Pappy Longtail moved to these parts and settled in the “sticks” as they called it back then.  And of course, the old lodge was made of sticks.  Growin up in the sticks was tougher than the trunk of a quaking aspen, but we had our fun.  Early on, my Mama noticed my particularly protuberant pearlys and she said “Kit, you look like you have piano keys poking out of your lips!”  I was mighty proud and brushed them religiously.  Most beavers around brushed with beech tree branches.  We didn’t have any full sized beech trees in our wood, so I used the smaller beech tree, namely the son-of-a-beech tree for my own incisors.


From then on I knew what I was born to do.  Earliest sounds I can recall were those of ole Chewy Piano Smith and Pappy Longtail tickling those ivories down there on Broad Tail Street back when the Ellerbe was just a drip and the mighty Eno could only get your whiskers wet.  Those beavs could really slap a tail.  Some of the rent parties held in the dirty muskrat quarters were so unhinged they nearly felled nearby alders.


But playing the piano out on the pond where all the beaver kits can gather ‘round and folks are all slapping their tails is my real passion.  Let the BEAVER BOOGIE begin!

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Madame Beavery


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Who am I? When you think of the tragically glamorous Madame Beavery, you may know that she is a keystone species, you may have heard she plays a crucial role in biodiversity. But that’s just one side of her twisted, magnificent troubled soul. In truth, she aspires to beauty, truth, elation, passion, transcendence….at any cost! She will lullaby you into glorious surrender with the beauty of her beavery belting and brazen bossiness.  She will dash you into the beaver damns of your own mind, demanding the depths of your soul to be sacrified on the altar of beavery environmental consciousness. A Vote for Madame Beavery is a vote for Truth, Beauty, Progress and Transcendence! Hooray for Madame Beavery!

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Mz. Polly Nator


Mz Polly Nator

The queen bee is dying and the Beaver Lodge hive needs to make the royal jelly necessary to create a new queen.


Mz Polly Nator is a worker bee on a journey to find pesticide-free pollen and nectar for this task. She hopes to be queen and only high-quality, organic nectar will produce the best royal jelly and give her the strength to lead the hive.


The Duke Park Meadow is well-known by all of Polly’s pollinating friends as a place of great biodiversity where native flowers grow in abundance. She’s heading there on June 6. Come help Polly become the new Queen and save her hive!

Vote for Mz. Polly Nator



Satine Bieber



Introducing Satine Bieber, your 2015 Beaver Queen Pageant contestant.


Satine is an accomplished hooker who knows how to keep the lodge warm at night…by crocheting blankets and slippers for those cold Durham nights.

Satine’s favorite movie is Bride and Prejudice and she  loves to dance along to the Bollywood style song and dance numbers.

Satine believes all you need is love, peace, give it a chance…

and Beavers? They’re a girls best friend!


Vote for Satine Bieber

Durham’s 2014 Beaver Queen!!

June 8th, 2014 by admin


It’s a bird, it’s a plane , it’s a beaver!!!

Announcing the 2014 Board of Corruption!

May 21st, 2014 by admin


Stuff the box.  Buy a judge.  Get VIB treatment.

Stuff the box. Buy a judge. Get VIB treatment.


Muffley Merkin

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Muffley Merkin is brought to us by Vaguely Reminiscent, she  is native to Durham and has been lodging on Markham since she was a beaver baby.  You may remember her from such pageants as Beaver Queen 2006 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Beaver.  Otherwise, you’ve probably seen Muffley working at her dam jobs such as Sam’s Quik Stream and Whole Canals.  However, Miss Merkin’s true passion is making and wearing wigs.  After a nasty bout of beaver bugs Muffley was forced to shave off her fur.  Bald and embarrassed, Muffley collected her fallen follicles into a pile and immediately began beavering away at creating a wig.  The first wig wasn’t great but Muffley wore it with pride and eventually other beavers wanted a piece of her fur pie.  All types of beavers requested wigs from Muffley- bald, bushy, bristly, and even busy beavers that just didn’t have time to primp their pelts.  Muffley accepted all requests and was never known to leave a beaver blue.  One day, Muffley was contacted by the big-wigs in New York City; they wanted her as a partner!  Only, Muffley knew those boy’s businesses were dirty and told them that she would never be an urban beaver.  Since then, Muffley has opened a shop in the Beaver Pond called Wiggly Beavers.  She hopes you’ll stop by and pick up something special for your furry friend.


Transformer Beaverbot



Transformer Beaverbot is brought to us by Altered Image. I am from a planet much like earth far far away, On my home planet beavers were shaved and persecuted. Progress destroying habitats and encroaching on the simple peaceful lives of these wonderful animals. Decades ago I was created to redirect  progress and protect our FABULOUS beaver populations along with all their little forest friends. It wasn’t an easy job but with community help we were able to fix our challenges and protect all of them. Once our planet was taken are of, we set out to help other planets do the same. Our sensor showed us that you needed our help here on earth . I have been sent here to asses the safety of your Beaver care. And believe me I’m a great judge of Beaver care.


Bob van Dam the Boxing Beaver


Bob van Dam is brought to you by Social Games &  Brews.  Born out off a boxing beaver family, Bob is a former wwf (world wildlife foundation) world champion. Now retired , Bob is busy building dams and fortifying water sheds. It is rumored Bob was forced out of boxing for throwing matches and taking bribes (beer and cash accepted).


Rock Woodsman, Interesting Man




Do you hear that sound?


Yes: It’s glamour.


Meet Rock Woodsman, Interesting Man, brought to you by Mystery Brewing

Many have called Rock Woodsman a man of mystery, but from his humble beginnings it’s been clear that there’s nothing mysterious about this world-renowned international playboy.   Even as a boy in the remote forests of the Canadian wilderness he realized that he was, as they say, a big beaver in a small pond.  Before reaching even the tender age of 2 he had already burst the dam of his meager beginnings and unleashed his fantasticality upon the world.  Early roles as Spuds McKenzie and Mike Ditka earned him his fortune and soon he began traveling the world doing…. interesting things.

As a rollerblade aficionado and inline wheel alignment expert, Rock Woodsman singlehandedly created and crashed the rollerblade industry.  Rock Woodsman once filmed America’s funniest home video, but Bob Saget did not allow it to air to maintain safety standards.  Rock Woodsman has his own Care Bear Stare.  Rock Woodsman once asked Regis Philben, “Who wants to be a millionaire?”  When Philben offered a name that person became a millionaire that very hour.   For 10 years, Rock Woodsman wore a different Swatch every single day.  Rock Woodsman has caught every Pokemon.  The character of Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap was based on Rock Woodsman.  Rock Woodsman knows where the beef is. Rock Woodsman has enjoyed cocktails atop the world’s tallest building, and saké in the red-light districts of Tokyo.  He has entertained diplomats and dignitaries.  He has clinked a glass with paupers and presidents.

Recently, Rock Woodsman’s image has been procured as a marketing tool for the North Carolina craft beer industry.  Now, Rock Woodsman can be found drinking interesting things locally, often for charity, where others can bask in his splendiferous mystique.  He normally keeps his tail slapping just up the creek from the Ellerbe, but enjoys every dirty minute he spends in Durham.




Beav-yonce is brought to us by American Tobacco.

For all those single beavers, beavs crazy in love and anyone feeling
beav-alicious comes the one, the only Beav-yonce! Calling one of Durham’s
biggest stages her home dam at American Tobacco Campus, Beav-yonce puts on
shows all year round that can’t be missed. If you’ve ever shaken your big
flat tail at Music on the Lawn, Art of Cool or Center Stage, you have
Beav-yonce to thank!