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Do you think the snapping turtle ate him? That's our theory, or he managed to move on - this can't have been ideal beaver habitat

Mar. 08, 2012 13:14:59 -0500
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
mike2's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Posted by mike2 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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There are some in Frick Park, or were... they can survive in larger rivers and lakes, they don't have to build dams and just burrow into the bank instead of building a lodge. That island looks like it has lots of hardwoods, most of which the beaver can probably eat. It may also have been using the river as a corridor to get to somewhere else...

Posted by charlie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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There are a lot of hardwoods on the island, we used to see fresh beaver marks on trees each visit, but none lately. At the Verona Public Launch (just outside of Steel City Rowing Club), there tons of fallen trees from beavers, so they have to be nearby. Watching cartoons, I always thought they had to build big dams! I hope he made it to a brighter pasture, thanks for the insight.

Posted by mike2 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
greenrosettas's ID: American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Posted by greenrosettas over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by captain_fantastic... over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks for adding this to the Animals in Urbania Project!

Posted by captain_fantastic... over 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Beaver - Photo (c) Minette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
mike2'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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