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Sagehen Creek Field Station (Google, OSM)
39.4338825928, -120.2344445112
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Description

Active beaver dam, with fresh willow cuttings and droppings in the pool.

wildlife, mammals
Sep. 16, 2012 16:08:09 -0700
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
faerthen's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Posted by faerthen about 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
brewbooks's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Interesting - I remember the first time I encountred a beaver in the wild, over in Eastern Washington, I was quite surprised at how large it was. Having grown up in New York and New Jersey, I had visions of something a little larger than a muskrat... the one I saw was much larger.

Posted by brewbooks about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yeah, they can be enormous. I slept on my drifting raft through a flatwater section of the Colorado River once. Couldn't believe how loud and large all the beaver slapping and splashing was...I'd never seen an actual beaver during the day.

Posted by faerthen about 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
justin2's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Posted by justin2 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
faerthen's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
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