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Mammal Tracks and Sign

Beaver

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A beaver swimming around its private pond.

 

 

TRACKS & TRAILS

 

A well-used beaver trail in the winter. There were numerous gnawed trees in the area.

 

Beavers will usually keep a hole open in the ice, so they can get out and feed on trees.

This is a beaver plunge hole.

 

Another beaver plunge hole.

 

Beaver activity in winter. It was very cold here.
The beaver accessed this area via the plunge hole in the above photo.

 

Beaver tracks in the snow
(from the same beaver that made the features shown in the above two photos).

 

Beaver tracks in mud.
The prints aren't very distinct in this photo.
However, one is lucky to find beaver tracks at all, as their tail usually drags over and obliterates their tracks.

 

Close-up of a beaver track in the above photo.
Note the textured pattern of the foot in the mud.

 

A different track, in mud

 

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