Dax released this statement this afternoon in response to this article published by the Post Star.
Species are colliding as a head-to-head turf war has broken out in Warren County.
In one corner sit human residents whose property is located near streams and waterways. In the other corner, beavers who have built their homes in said streams. The issue lies with the potential for property damage if dams break and release large amounts of water. In fear of this, humans are prepared to take action against their buck-toothed neighbors.
Enter an unlikely hero, the Adirondack Phantoms mascot, Dax. As a beaver that has spent the past three hockey seasons living amongst people, Dax is the perfect mediator to the two parties. He will be taking some time out of his busy schedule of community visits this offseason to work with the county residents, both rodent and human. He plans to find a solution that works best for all involved.
Phantoms Director of Fun and Community Development, Andrew Hill who also serves as chief spokesman for Dax The Beaver said, “Dax saw the article in the newspaper that things were reaching a boiling point and he knew the community needed him.”
Hill added, “I can’t think of someone, or something, more suited to deal with this situation. Dax has solid relationships with beavers and humans alike and should be able to make everyone happy. That’s what he does best.”
Dax hopes the issue is quickly resolved before anyone gets hurt or anything gets destroyed and he can get back to his offseason conditioning for when the Phantoms take the ice again this October at the Glens Falls Civic Center. If the opponents don’t come up with a resolution soon, it will be a “dam” shame.