Evidence of Eaurasian Beaver in De Dijle
There are beavers in the river Dijle very close to our town, Sint-Joris-Weert in the nature reserve Doode Bemde. We never see them but we see their paths in and out of the water and their tree chewing. Is nice to know they are there :-)
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.