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Doo Doo Doo, Lookin Out My Back Door

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View PostNice! What Is That? OTTER, BEAVER?

 

I'm afraid for you if you don't know an otter from a beaver...this could result in one of the most painful lessons of your life cwm31.gifwink.gif

 

 

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Otters have been pretty regular visitors to the pond for a few years now. Usually there are three litter-mates who hang out together, feeding on frogs, crayfish, and any finned fish they can catch. This is the first single adult I've seen. Sometimes they swim right up the stream, passing within 15 feet of my door. There was a beaver as a summer visitor one year, but it was just passing through.

 

It's neat having this stuff happening right outside of my window. cwm27.gif

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View Postbeavers do eat fish.

 

None that I ever studied about. I have read that their vegetarians.

 

 

Most of the beaver's diet is made up of tree bark and cambium, the soft tissue that grow under the bark of a tree. They especially like the bark of willow, maple, birch, aspen, cottonwood, beech, poplar, and alder trees. Beavers also eat other vegetation like roots and buds and other water plants. The beaver has a specialized digestive system that helps it digest tree bark.

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Beavers can't digest cellulose, but their digestive system contains a bacteria that CAN digest it, and the beaver in turn digests the bacteria.

 

 

Cowhuna freakin' Ma ta ta!

 

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View PostNice! What Is That? OTTER, BEAVER?

 

I knew this thread was going bad after that post.biggrin.gif

1 mention of beaver in the RI forum and its all over with . cwm27.gif

 

Nice view out back .

Must be cool to watch that guy .

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