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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 :-) Belgium,Castor fiber,Eurasian Beaver,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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 :-)

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  1. Finding signs of wildlife is so fiun! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes! I lover the fact that they are there but I think to see them we would need to go at night with night vision cameras or something like that! they are really shy and no wonder why since humans have been so awful to them and sometimes still are.. Posted one month ago
      1. Oh, I didn't know that humans treated beavers badly! That's terrible. I love beavers, but never see them! I see their sign, but not the animals. I guess, as you said, you have to look at night. Posted one month ago
        1. In the past they were killed all over the place because the dams they make did not let water reach cultures etc. This happened worldwide but now they are more protected by laws :-) Posted one month ago
          1. Ugh, that's horrible. I did know that castoreum, which is "goo" extracted from sacs near a beaver's anus, used to be used as a vanilla substitute in foods and perfumes. Don't think that ever really caught on, though. Posted one month 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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2021. Captured May 26, 2019 15:56 in RJ8W+Q7 Oud-Heverlee, Belgium.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.7
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO80
  • 12.2mm