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Posted By: daacon, 07-22-2013, 09:53 AM

These guys camouflage really well . Sure wish I could have gotten closer. So the obvious question ...is this the biggest beaver you have ever seen ?

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07-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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That is definitely the biggest dam (forgive the pun) beaver I have ever seen. One heck of shot too Dave.
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Why didn't that beaver bring his whole fam damily?

Neat shot - I'm not sure I've ever seen a beaver dam in the "wild."

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Took me a bit to notice the Beaver on the dam. I have only taken one Beaver shop and I got lucky. It ws on the side f the road. JIM
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.....well...this being the first beaver I have ever seen I can confidently say yes, that is the biggest beaver I have ever seen.

And masterfuly captured to.
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you're lucky to get that, they are quite elusive for sure.
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to answer your question: definitely yes.
Great capture Dave!

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Cool shot, and definitely a big beaver.
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Nice catch.... I've never seen one of these guys in the wild. They don't go for SoCal, it seems!
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Yep that is a big lodge but not the biggest I have ever seen. I think the biggest is up the Alaska Highway west of Fort Nelson in NE BC. Mighty big buck beaver, though. I suppose he has had that new coat of greenery recently delivered. Pretty sporty looking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
That is definitely the biggest dam (forgive the pun) beaver I have ever seen. One heck of shot too Dave.
Thanks Susan - haha that is more their Lodge than Dam as no running water.

QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Why didn't that beaver bring his whole fam damily?
Neat shot - I'm not sure I've ever seen a beaver dam in the "wild."
Jer
Thanks Jer - so not everything is bigger in Texas ? ha I have been to this park dozens of times and this is the first time I have ever seen one out of the water.

QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
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Thanks Charlie yeah they are certainly all that.

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Took me a bit to notice the Beaver on the dam. I have only taken one Beaver shop and I got lucky. It ws on the side f the road. JIM
Thanks Jim pretty rare site here indeed.

QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
.....well...this being the first beaver I have ever seen I can confidently say yes, that is the biggest beaver I have ever seen.
And masterfuly captured to.
Thanks Grant wish I had a longer lens or was closer but it's not that bad. Time I got closer he was off into the water.
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you're lucky to get that, they are quite elusive for sure.
Thanks Bob they are indeed - when he was in the water , every time I made too much noise he would indeed slap his tail on the water and submerge to saftery.

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to answer your question: definitely yes.
Great capture Dave!
Thanks volley appreciate it.

QuoteOriginally posted by Brazeal Quote
Cool shot, and definitely a big beaver.
Thanks Brazeal it was indeed.

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Nice catch.... I've never seen one of these guys in the wild. They don't go for SoCal, it seems!
Thanks Jerry lots of them up here but we don't get to see them that often.

QuoteOriginally posted by jbinpg Quote
Yep that is a big lodge but not the biggest I have ever seen. I think the biggest is up the Alaska Highway west of Fort Nelson in NE BC. Mighty big buck beaver, though. I suppose he has had that new coat of greenery recently delivered. Pretty sporty looking.
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Thanks Jack I'll bet they were big up there.
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