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