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#506892 06/04/19 11:20 PM
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As we were fishing down the dam shoreline, I was a bit surprised to see a large beaver surface perhaps 30 feet from the boat. He didn't seem very frightened, but eventually took a dive after we got a bit closer.

After another 40 feet, the critter resurfaced and faced us. He let us get closer this time, maybe within 15 feet, before taking off.

A few minutes later, the beaver resurfaced even closer to us. He swam calmly parallel to our course, as though escorting us to our destination, coming within 8 or 10 feet.

We haven't fed the beaver or interacted with it at all. Is this behavior unusual, or just a testimony to my immense personal charm?

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anthropic, that's not the usual behavior one would expect from a beaver.. Normally they prefer to keep their distance and when protecting territory or threatened in any way they slap their tail on the surface just as they dive.
I guess if he/she doesn't feel threatened then it'll just do it's thing, just a bit abnormal to allow anyone to get 8-10 ft from them without showing signs of wanting to "get outta dodge"..

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Gotta be the charm.


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Be careful of rabies

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A guy was killed by a beaver not too long ago. They are powerful and interesting creatures. I trapped out the ones living in my pond as they were damming the overflow and causing the water level to flood over the banks.

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You might see them as cute and cuddly until they tunnel into your dam and require costly repairs to fix it. BTDT



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They are fun to watch, kind of like an otter... Then you realize the damage they are doing.


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Beaver is good eating. Slow-roast, then finish on a hot bbq grille. Absolutely delicious.

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Originally Posted By: Bob-O
Gotta be the charm.


That was my theory. grin


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they were "cute and cuddly" until they started chewing down trees around my pond

so this guy had to go...



Fishing has never been about the fish....

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What Zep said.^^^ I don't know how close your pond is to your yard but your favorite shade tree close to your pond will be eliminated overnite when they decide that it's time.


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