I should preface this post with some inside information. As a child, I loved beavers and was obsessed with them. I told people they were my spirit animal and I did my best to embody their industrious and hard-working nature. One of the many things I love about beavers is their ability, like humans, to completely re-architect the landscape.
So, I got uber-excited when I found out that the largest beaver damn ever (850 metres long) was discovered in northern Alberta, Canada. The dam, started in the 1970s could event be a 1km wide and is visible from space!!! The scientists also report a re-population of beavers in general in Canada and the United States. Go Beavers Go!