Did you know?
-Beavers are the 2nd largest rodent in the world.
-When startled or frightened, a swimming beaver will quickly dive while at the same time slapping the water with its tail. This sound is audible over great distances both above and below water.
-Beavers are slow on land, but are good swimmers, and can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes.
-A beaver’s teeth grow continuously throughout its life; this is so they will not be worn down over time by chewing on wood.
-Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives. Adult specimens weighing over 25 kg (55 lb) are not uncommon.
– Beavers will live in a single dam with their whole family. This includes mom, dad, young kids, and baby beavers.
-Beavers cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to properties every year in the United States.