The beaver is the largest native rodent found in North America. Beavers are often called “Nature’s Engineers” because of their ability to alter and remodel their entire environment to suit their needs. With their sharp teeth that are capable of cutting down large trees, a family of beavers can turn a stream into a pond or lake in no time.
The most common sign of beavers is the aftermath of their construction activities such as fallen trees, strips of bark, and obviously dams. Beaver’s large, webbed hindfoot is also quite distinctive. They enjoy eating twigs, especially from aspens, poplars, and alders as well as water grasses, fleshy roots, and water lilies.