Beaver

Image

This is a picture of a beaver that was found in the woods by a stream, in Chapel Hill. The beaver was grooming itself.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammilia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Castoridae

Fun Fact!

According to IUCN, “beavers are known for their ability to modify an environment through the construction of dams, which often cause flooding of the surrounding areas.” (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/4003/0)

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