Got this picture just in time, not great but better than nothing, a moment later the beaver smacked its tail on the pond surface, and dissappeared below the surface, possibly back into its lodge to the right.
Only 7.5 cm long. One of several we saw. This is the eft (immature forest-floor-dwelling) form of the Red-spotted Newt. When it grows up it will become yellowish with black spots & go live in the water & lay/fertilize eggs.