Rescue beaver makes Christmas dam in house

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Amazing instinct this beaver has to build a dam considering it had never witness her parents build one before.

Woodside Wildlife Rescue in Mississippi saved this beaver. From their YouTube video:

“This beaver is being raised by wildlife rehabbers after being orphaned as a newborn. Her parents were killed and their dam and lodge destroyed. Beavers are classified as nuisance animals in many US states and can be killed anytime. Beavers need to spend 2 years with their human rehabbers. They need to have lots of opportunities to practice instinctive behaviors. This beaver enjoys playing this game inside the house but lives with the other orphaned beavers outside most of the time. We hope you fall in love ! This misunderstood and unique species needs lots of it!”

Go here to learn more about this animal rescue organization.


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8 days ago

Animals do what Animals do and makes for the funniest video’s. Thanks DCG for a good laugh.

7 days ago

Loved this video! Thanks!

4 days ago

Loved this. Amazing to watch. Sometimes we have to give in to the fact that genetics have a part in destiny. A rabbit will do rabbit things, & a horse will do horse things. Neither can cross over to become/follow the genetic destiny of the other. Even without role models, without training or instruction, they will follow an inheritable genetic that speaks to their survival into a future that will pass on to their offspring (even when they’ve never personally experienced the “real thing” themselves). Today, we try to muddle these inheritances through social engineering in our human concepts, through the human ability to “choose,” as opposed to every other animal order on the planet, who cannot “choose.” This beaver, raised without role models, in the wild, within a beaver environment, shows that, ” You can’t fool Mother Nature.” Period.

In my early marriage we lived in ghetto apartments, with a mixed breed dog. (Free, of course.) He was the most patient and vigilant “mouser” we’ve ever had…better than a cat, and in our apartment, we needed this skill. Describing him one day to an elderly friend/mentor, I noted that he was half Dachshund. I did not know the breed, so she told me that they were specifically bred to winnow out rodents from farms and abodes. Recently graduated from a know-it-all university that told me for 4 years that nurture could overcome nature…..this opened my eyes to the opposite possibilities.

Parting shot: on this wave length, from years of past news reports on the subject…I’ve often wondered why so many “Peterson” surnamed men have been implicated in murdering their wives? Any research on this “clan name” in antiquity? As for me and mine…I’d stay clear. Too much nature and no nurture? Or….nurture doesn’t matter…even over centuries? I’m not going to research this, but wish someone would 🙂