Weighing an average of 40 pounds, Beavers are the largest
rodents in North America. They are built to live in water
with their thick fur, webbed feet, paddle-shaped tails, and
ears and nostrils that close when they dive under water.
Beavers also have strong, constantly growing incisor teeth
that allow them to gnaw through wood. They are herbivores
and prefer to eat leaves, bark, twigs, roots and aquatic
plants. Although occasionally active during the day, Beavers
are mostly nocturnal.