Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Beaver / Lost Lagoon / Vancouver Canada

Beaver 
28 April 2015
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver Canada


 Beaver 

The beaver  is a primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) (native to North America) and Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) (Eurasia). Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes). They are the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara). Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material. The North American beaver population was once more than 60 million, but as of 1988 was 6–12 million. This population decline is the result of extensive hunting for fur, for glands used as medicine and perfume, and because the beavers' harvesting of trees and flooding of waterways may interfere with other land uses


Beaver 
28 April 2015
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver Canada


Beaver 
28 April 2015
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver Canada


Beaver 
28 April 2015
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver Canada


Beaver 
28 April 2015
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver Canada

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