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For the second time in the last year, a wild beaver has been caught on camera in England. These sightings are the first instances in 500 years where a beaver has been spotted in the British wilderness. This second round of footage shows a beaver chewing on a tree near the River Otter in Devon, England, as reported by the Daily Mail. Once native to England, the beaver has been hunted to near extinction in the country. After hearing of reported sightings and seeing possible beaver bite marks on some trees, retired environmental scientist Tom Buckley set up photographic equipment along the banks of the River Otter in hopes of catching the semiaquatic rodent on camera. "For me it posed the...

Bella the dog mourns the loss of her best friend, a beaver named Beavis, in a video that's gone viral and captured the hearts of animal lovers on the Internet. Dogs and beavers aren't exactly among nature's most traditional pairings, but Beavis and Bella found each other. Bella's owner says the animals "played ball together, shared living quarters, ate together," and more. In the touching video, Bella appears to go through a process in which she realizes that Beavis has died, mourns the loss and sadly comes to accept it. The...

Heroic Beavers Save Salt Lake City

Two benevolent beavers may have saved the water supply of Salt Lake City from contamination on Tuesday. The heroic herbivores now fight for their lives after being soaked by the toxic diesel fuel spill. The beavers' dam stopped an 8,000-gallon diesel fuel spill from spreading into the reservoir in Willard Bay State Park in Utah, reported the Standard-Examiner. The two American beavers (Castor canadensis) who lived in the dam were soaked by the toxic diesel which poured from a leaky Chevron pipeline. The beavers are now receiving medical care at a local wildlife rehabilitation center. ...

Beaver and Boy Exchange Waves

Beavers do give a "dam." According to the Daily Mail U.K., during a trip to the Oregon Zoo, a toddler found out just how cordial the critters can be.   ...

According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, a 4-year-old girl from Virginia was attacked by a rabid beaver, making her the fourth victim of a beaver attack this summer in the United States. Officials reported that the little girl was attending a fishing competition at Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield, Va. It was during this time that the rabid animal lunged toward the girl. She was able to escape, but just barely. A Fairfax County Park Authority spokeswoman said that the attack occurred around 11:30 a.m. last Saturday. She went on to say that the little girl was standing on one side of a dock with several children when the beaver was able to jump onto the dock and stagger toward her. ...

2 Girls Injured After Beaver Attack

On Sunday morning, two sisters were seriously injured after a violent beaver attacked them at Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County, Va. According to WTTG-TV, 8-year-old Annabella Radnovich and her 11-year-old sister, Alyssa, were swimming with family when they felt something scratching beneath them. Moments later, the 65-pound animal attacked and bit both of their legs. The girls' mother, Wendy Radnovich, recapped what happened to her daughters. "[Alyssa] had felt something touch her leg and thought it was one of her cousins messing with her. And she stopped and looked and pushed it off of her and started running out of the water." Anabella said she also thought someone was playing...