Beavers are the largest rodent in the US. They create dens (called “dams”) in creeks and flood areas, which is considered a nuisance by some people. Others consider it a benefit because they create a wetlands environment.
Beavers are gentle creatures. They are tender parents to their young, who stay with them for two years.
This particular beaver is called “Pudge,” and is a beaver who is in rehab with a licensed VA wildlife rehabber. There’s a part of Pudge’s tail missing… it happened when he was a baby, and may have been part of what made him an orphan.