Mounted Beaver Exhibit
Just completed! Awesome Life-size Beaver taxidermy mount. This beaver is positioned standing on hind feet and front paws are grasping wooden log as he is busily gnawing the wood. Beautiful thick fur pelt in shades of cream, brown and reddish-brown. Darker undercoat. Realistic expression as he is getting to work on this wood. Great facial detailing. Claws intact. Big beaver, measuring 40" from nose to the tip of tail. For the beauty and craftsmanship of this mount, it earns our taxidermy quality rating of "Nice". This will make a great piece to showcase in the home, cabin or office.
Scientific Name: Castor canadensis
Size: 18" tall x 25" long x 14" wide
About the Beaver
Beavers are well known for damming up streams in order to create large ponds. Felling trees with their strong teeth and powerful jaws, they create massive log, twigs, sticks, leaves and mud and are surprisingly strong. Beaver lodges are also constructed of branches and mud. They are often strategically located in the middle of ponds and can only be reached by underwater entrances. A beaver colony, can consist of six or more, including parents, yearlings and kits.
Beavers are nocturnal and slow on land, but good swimmers that can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes at a time. In the winter the beaver does not hibernate but instead stores sticks and logs underwater that the beaver can then feed on through the cold winter. Beavers remain active all winter, swimming and foraging in their ponds even when a layer of ice covers the surface.
Beavers are among the largest of rodents, adults may weigh over 40 pounds. Their soft fur is naturally oily and waterproof.