Leave it to Beavers

The kids and I went for a walk around the pond yesterday and we discovered that we have some very busy little beavers hard at work!

They have felled several trees and are making progress on at least a dozen others.




















I'm not quite sure why this is so exciting to me...but I walked down to the pond tonight and there they were just swimming around and flapping their tails! They were seemingly unafraid of me and much bigger than I expected. I always wondered how they were strong enough to move big trees around...but they really are quite large.

I did some research (yes, I know I am a retard!) and thought I'd share some interesting beaver facts for your Thursday night enjoyment:
  • Average lifespan is 25 years
  • They can weigh up to 60lbs
  • They can swim at speeds of up to 5 mph
  • They can remain underwater for up to 15 minutes and have a set of transparent eyelids that act much like goggles.
If they are going to have babies (called kits) they should be making their appearance soon...so we'll be on the lookout.

I'll be sure to let you know about it =)

2 comments:

Allyson Hemric said...

thats so cool - baby beavers what fun!

mommajeane said...

I can't wait to see them...

 

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