Notice how this piece of wood has been chewed down to a point? This is the work of the American Beaver! The American Beaver is famous for its large, flat tail and ever-growing front teeth.
These large rodents can be quite endearing in story books and zoos but can cause a lot of damage for landowners and change an entire ecosystem by blocking rivers or streams.
Find out more about this ecosystem engineers life history and sometimes the damage that follows the American Beaver’s busy work with the links below.