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North American Beaver

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Description:

The North American beaver is the largest rodent in North America. They can range from 24 to 71 pounds. Older beavers can reach weights of 110 pounds. Beavers have a large leathery tail and webbed feet. They have brown, wiry hair to keep the water off them so they stay dry. Beavers share swamps, lakes and rivers with otters and fish. Beaver have a parasitism relationship with humans, because the build dams and block water ways that we might need.

Habitat:

The North American beaver lives in swamps, lakes and rivers. They build dams and lodges. The beavers live in the lodges. Beavers eat leaves, bark and corn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver .

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Edmonton Public
Spotted by a stud ent at Edmonton Public

Spotted on Oct 22, 2015
Submitted on Oct 22, 2015

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