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Love 'em or hate 'em, beavers are impressive


Ann Arbor News

You've got to be impressed by an animal that chews through a six-inch tree in 15 minutes, builds canals to float logs from distant spots and slaps its broad tail on a pond surface so hard, the sound is like a gunshot.

Here are a few more facts about beavers:

  • In a year, one beaver may take out hundreds of trees.
  • Beavers construct dams as much as 10 feet high and more than 100 feet long.
  • Beavers destroy trout habitat when they dam streams, but the quiet waters they create attract ducks, geese, marsh birds, turtles, snakes, frogs and mink.    more...

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    Do beavers really destroy trout habitat? Old time trout fisherman I have known look to beaver to enhance trout habitat.1/29/2006 11:40:34 PM
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