The members debate tonight will focus on Red Squirrels and the dangers they face from their grey counterparts.
It's a worthwhile debate of course, but I was reminded of a members debate in 2005 on the subject of beavers.
The Green MSP Eleanor Scott had this within her contribution:
"Some members might remember that, a while ago, it was possible to buy joke mugs with an inscription that said, "Save trees—eat a beaver." I have to say that that was a gross libel against beavers."
I recall some members at the time had a different interpretation of the inscription and much hilarity ensued. Ms Scott didn't get the joke.