How to boo a beaver
At first, authorities wanted to shoot the beavers. But the Mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, stood up for the voracious rodents. That is when the idea of the contest appeared.
The local newspaper, Chas, has come up with a motto for the contest: we need to frighten the beavers, but just a little bit.
The person who finds the most efficient and humane way to deal with the unwelcome animals might win a prize ranging from 170 to 520 dollars. The money award, however, has yet to be approved by the local legislative body.