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From The Telegraph

World's biggest beaver dam can be seen from space
This woodland construction is the world's biggest beaver dam, which at 2,790ft [850m] is more than twice the length of the Hoover dam and can be seen from space.

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The mammals use trees, mud and stone to make a type of moat where they can use their swimming skills to evade any predators.

The families live in lodges on the dams and spend their days adding to and repairing the incredible structures.

The dam was spotted by experts monitoring the size and spread of the beaver dams in North America.

It is located on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park in Northern Alberta, Canada.

While beaver dams are often found to be around 1,500ft in length, this one has surprised biologists because of its length.

It is thought that several beaver families joined forces to create the massive dam that contains thousands of trees and must have taken many months to complete.

The dams are an important part of the ecology and wider environment and climate change can be judged by the spread of the dams.

Sharon Brown, a biologist from Beavers: Wetland and Wildlife, an educational organisation in North America, said: "Beavers build dams to create a good habitat.

"They are very agile in the water but they're a bit slow moving on land.
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Here are some better pictures:

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And of course:
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Thanks, Magnus.

Impressive structure. I had no idea that beavers would make mega-lodges - for some reason I thought they lived in pairs, apart from one another. I realised I did not know a lot about them, and though having some initial trepidation about typing "beavers" into google, I now know a lot more about them.

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Beavers are truly amazing animals and builders.
I've come across several dams and lodges during my 'woodsman' days.
Some dams nearly 100 yds. long and lodges taller than me.

When the water was iced over you could see branches below the ice sticking out of the lodges as a winter food reserve.
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Oh... THOSE kind of beavers...
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I was hoping for something else.
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So did I... A wall of Beavers, imagine that... Smile
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Why do I keep thinking of Priscilla Presley?
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Quote:
On 2010-05-08 15:30, stoneunhinged wrote:
Why do I keep thinking of Priscilla Presley?


Nah, Leslie Nielsen.
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Yup, love "Naked Gun"... Smile
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Ward Cleaver to June Cleaver: "I wonder how the beaver's doing tonight?"
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I thought it was "Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night."
Yes, I have the sense of humor of a 3rd grader.
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That was it! I knew I was close! You're right. We all have the sense of humor of a third grader. Ain't it grand?
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What a bunch of reprobates. Smile
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I post a link to pictures of wet furry things doing what they do best, and look what happens.

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Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Wet furry things? Wet furry things??? Oh, yeah, baby!!!
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Love the snopes link. Its like that movie (cant think of title), where they tour the hoover ***. "take all the dam pictures you want", "here is where you buy the dam shirts", ect..




I have a friend whose last name is "beavers". he has had some good nicknames...
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



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I recall when I was in the service years ago. My roomate's name was Rick Beaver. Never forgot it all these years.
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