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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?
 

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Paleocastor was an ancient beaver whose life style has been compared with modern prairie dogs. The P...
Paleocastor was an ancient beaver whose life style has been compared with modern prairie dogs. The Paleocastor was terrestrial, i.e. lived on (and in) land, instead of mostly in water, as today's beavers do.
Nobu Tamura -2008
Paleocastor - a small  now-extinct beaver
Paleocastor - a small, now-extinct beaver
Claire H. from New York City, CC BY-SA 2.0

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