When I was a little girl, my grandmother frequently used the expression “busy as a beaver” to describe the way I would spend endless hours weeding and pruning in her garden. I never fully understood what that meant until many years later when I had the opportunity to watch beavers work diligently and tirelessly to construct a lodge along the edge of the stream running through our property.
But what I didn’t know at the time was that those cute, industrious little critters can also cause plenty of destruction; the dams beavers build can actually lead to flooding, and they also enjoy snacking on many types of crops. If you see signs of beaver activity, repelling them quickly is often necessary to prevent serious property damage.
More Beaver Facts
Here’s a list of additional beaver facts you might not know:
- Beavers are the largest rodents in North America.
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