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The mysterious origin of Nebraska's 'Devils Corkscrews'

Millions of years ago, the remote badlands of Nebraska were home to an ancient creature, the Palaeocastor, a small, now-extinct beaver. These creatures left behind tall, spiral structures known locally as Devil’s Corkscrews. But what were they used for?

Busy beaver causes huge traffic jam in Sweden

Borensberg - Doing what beavers do best, a Swedish beaver felled a tree near Borensberg in Östergötland on Friday, completely blocking traffic on a busy road and causing long queues of vehicles.

Beaver kills fisherman in Belarus

Beavers were once being hunted by humans, now it seems the tables have turned. No one in Belarus has been killed by a beaver before, until now.

Rabid beaver attacks boy scouts leader in New York river

Delaware - A rabid beaver attacked a 51 year old Scout leader in Eastern Pennsylvania on August 2nd. The beaver bit the man on the leg, buttocks, torso and hand.

Photo essay: Are beavers recolonising Toronto's Lower Don River? Special

Toronto - The Lower Don River was once one of the most polluted rivers in North America. The situation is improving, however. A beaver, seemingly happily doing beaver business, was discovered in the southern part of the river.

Mascot controversy over Canada's beaver and polar bear

If Canada's Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton has her way, the magnificent polar bear will soon be replacing the busy little beaver as Canada’s National Symbol.

Destroyed beaver dams blamed for train derailment

Company says the destruction of three beaver dams is the cause of a train derailment that resulted in more than 15,000 litres of fuel to spill into the Ottawa River.

First Beaver Seen In Detroit River In 100 years

For the first time in almost a century, a beaver has been seen plying its trade on the Detroit River. Can the Model T be far behind?

Beaver Business In The Red

The beaver business is bottoming out but may not have reached the bottom yet. Beaver pelts no longer fetch the prices many beaver hunters are accustomed to.

Swedish grandmother hospitalised after beaver attack

Few beasts in nature are as cunning as the beaver. They look cute, sure. But they will attack! They will even attack innocent grandmothers swimming in a Swedish river. Is anyone safe?

Beaver spotted in NYC river

Beavers, those lovable flat tailed tree gnawer's were once plentiful in the New York area, and are even on the States seal. In fact, the beavers drew the fur traders to the area in the first place.
 

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Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
Beavers are usually not aggressive  but will go after predators to protect their young.
Beavers are usually not aggressive, but will go after predators to protect their young.
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
Beaver (Castor canadensis) swimming along the Lower Don River bank
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