Thursday 9 April 2015

More Beavers

Good to see both a male and female Eurasian Beaver are currently frequenting the lower River Otter. These are two of five adults which were tested and then released back into the area.

Very interesting to watch the behaviour of these animals. I have seen/heard a few tail slaps over the last couple of nights in reaction to the local Mute Swans and a dog that got a little too close! Tail slapping is often used by beavers as a signal to other family members that there is potential danger, to frighten a potential predator or to warn a potential predator that they have been seen.

Looking forward to learning more about these great animals over the next few months.

This is the green tagged male - Gordon

This is the pink tagged female - Patricia

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