Beaver Removal
Beaver Removal
Beaver Trapping
Beaver Trapping

Beaver

Beaver Removal

Description:

Beavers are large mammals with dark, chestnut, brown fur. Their flat, trowel shaped, scaled tail is used as a rudder during swimming, prop when cutting down trees, and a way to signal danger to other beavers by slapping it on the surface of the water. Their large, webbed, hind feet are used for swimming. Their ears, nose, eyes and lungs are adapted so that beavers can stay under water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Fun Facts:

  • Breeding Period: February – March
  • Gestation Period: 128 days
  • Litter Size: 2 – 6 kittens
  • Adult weight: 30 – 70 lbs
  • Adult height: 25 – 30 in
  • Food: Bark and twigs of softwood trees like aspen, poplar, birch, willow, maple, cottonwood, and alder and aquatic and marsh plants
  • North America’s largest rodent

Habitat and Habits:

Beavers will use any means to adapt their environment to their liking. They live in colonies of up to twelve. The colony will build lodges for raising young, sleeping and food storage. Dams are constructed to hold back water, so they have a deep pole to keep them safe from predators such as coyotes, wolves and bears. On large rivers and lakes beavers may not build dams at all. The number and size of dams are no indication of the number of animals, since a single beaver may construct several dams under certain conditions.

Common Problems:

Beavers can become a nuisance when they dam up streams or plug up culverts, causing water to back-up flooding basements, driveways, roads, and fields. Beavers are well known for cutting down trees, which may fall on roads, homes, or utility lines. Under some conditions a beaver may cut down 200-300 trees per year. Beavers will damage ornamenal and shade trees or shrubs as well.

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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