Friday, September 21, 2007
Like all rodents, the beaver has two pairs of large incisor teeth that grow continuously. They chew on wood to sand down their orange teeth. The coat is made up of two types of hair. Its tail is like a rudder while swimming underwater. The beaver is the worlds best builder. Found throughout most of North America, south from the Arctic Circle across Alaska and Canada, to northern Mexico. Their mating season is January to February. They eat leaves, ferns, herbs, grasses, algae, twigs and woody stems. They live about 15 to 24 years.