Cool close-up video of beavers building a home (video)

A neat video from a guy who was able to get amazingly close to a beaver family rebuilding their home.

They had a baby beaver, that was generally too timid to get anywhere near the guy, but the parents had no problem – which is interesting, since usually animals are not too happy with visitors when they have young.

Here are a few photos I grabbed from the video, and the video follows. At one point, the man notices that the beaver is walking on two feet and holding the sticks up with its two front paws.  That’s this first image:





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  • freespeechfan

    Ooh, I’m so jealous of your beaver experience! How do you keep the neighbors from harming them? Thank YOU for appreciating and respecting these hard workers.

  • YEA!

  • Philm Guy

    Bucky Beaver recommends Ipana Toothpaste. (Brusha, brusha, brusha.)

  • Naja pallida

    That’s the point. ;)

  • Something about “We are the beaver” strikes me as hilarious.

  • But, may I ask, how do they keep their teeth so sparkling without Colgate Whitening strips?

  • I think male Bower Brids deserve to be gay! I can remember a steam train! Before TV’s! and oh so Luditte—before computers. I miss back to the past!

  • Why does this remind me of the property brothers?

  • Naja pallida
  • hollywoodstein

    The bipedailism has been documented before.
    And of course, posited as a driver in our evolution.

  • hollywoodstein

    I once captured amazing footage of a bowerbird building its bower from nearly the beginning thanks to habituating the male to the sound of the camera motor.
    Yes, that’s how old I am, cameras still had motors to drive the film through the gate once upon a time.

  • hollywoodstein

    Not all of those branches appear to be structural. Some are saplings from their previously cut food store.

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