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Sharp tooling Birch cut down by a beaver. They must have very sharp teeth to make clean and large cuts like these. Castor fiber,Eurasian Beaver,Geotagged,Germany Click/tap to enlarge

Sharp tooling

Birch cut down by a beaver. They must have very sharp teeth to make clean and large cuts like these.

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  1. Detailed view of the tree seen here:
    Tree cut by beaver When I saw the beaver dam and sam that there where fallen trees I was keen on taking a look how the cutting surface looked like. I was impressed by the smoothness of the surface. Like it takes no effort at all to cut such a tree. Castor fiber,Eurasian Beaver,Geotagged,Germany
    Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
    1. That's some impressive chewing. Nice to see some behavioral photos, quite educational. Posted 9 years ago

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The Eurasian beaver or European beaver is a species of beaver, which was once widespread in Eurasia, where it was hunted to near extinction both for fur and for ''castoreum'', a secretion of its scent gland believed to have medicinal properties. Re-introduced through much of its former range, it now occurs from the British Isles to China and Mongolia.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Mar 13, 2013. Captured Apr 28, 2012 10:50 in Gressenicher Weg, 52393 Hürtgenwald, Germany.
  • Canon PowerShot G7
  • f/3.5
  • 1/202s
  • 21.966mm