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By Deane Winegar

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Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Beaver

Evidence of dam building along with felled trees and the remaining chiseled, conical stumps give away the presence of this large, fascinating rodent at Elk Neck Demonstration Forest. The web-footed tracks of the beaver (Castor canadensis) rarely escape complete annihilation by its wide, flat tail that drags behind. Beavers do not always build lodges, but often excavate ground beneath tree roots or burrow into the stream bank. They also leave slippery U-shaped escape routes down stream embankments, much like an otter’s slide.


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