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Old 12-31-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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On my way to the grocery store a few days ago I spotted something dark on the side of the road. On the trip back from the store I slowed down and it was a dead beaver! I could see his little flat tail. I didn't realize we had beavers in the area, DH and I found that quite interesting. The last time I saw one was at the Biltmore Estate, which made more sense being in the mountains.

Just thought I would add the beaver to our on going animal sighting list.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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my question did it have a flat tail before after it got ran over

There alot of critters people dont realize that lurk near our streams and woods
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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my question did it have a flat tail before after it got ran over

There alot of critters people dont realize that lurk near our streams and woods
LOL, DH and I drove by a day or so later so I have a 2nd confirmation of it being a beaver, so yes a flat tail before it was run over.

I would have much rather seen it alive, poor little guy.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Found this map of NC showing the range for the beaver - says they are rare in Mecklenburg but common in Union county.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the map Charlotteborn, very interesting. We have a little stream that runs through our neighbors property across the street from us and he said one of the tree's looks like it has been gnawed on by a beaver so DH and I will have to go check it out.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I guess beavers don't travel much?? I mean, it's not that far from union co. to mecklenburg and we have a lot more water....
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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We live in Waxhaw and have a small stream behind our house, I'm not sure how many beavers there are, but there is definately one back there. I take my dog for walks in the woods and there are plenty of trees that have been chopped down by beavers. I have seen plenty of deer back there as well and I also saw a brown fox a couple of weeks ago. It's great to see that even with all the urban sprawl these animals are still around.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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I guess beavers don't travel much?? I mean, it's not that far from union co. to mecklenburg and we have a lot more water....
Well he was on 84 almost to Providence so really only 2 miles into UC, maybe he was trying to make a break for it over to Meck!
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