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A brown, large, semi-aquatic mammal. It has a scaly tail, and its back feet are webbed. They are good divers, and have strong front teeth -- all the better for chewing down trees, both for food and shelter.
There are two species of beaver -- one lives in North America, and the other in Eurasia (this guy being the former). They are found near rivers & lakes -- and this one was spotted on Humber River in Toronto.
Beavers are generally nocturnal -- so it's easier to spot 'signs' of them, like their dams or trees that have been chewed at from the bottom.