Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Couple sets up camera to figure out who is destroying their trees, and realizes it's a wild beaver

The Guardian (with video):

The couple, who want to remain anonymous to protect the animal’s location, said: “Some of our trees began to go missing overnight and others were simply being mauled. It looked like someone was hitting them with a machete.


The discovery has baffled wildlife experts because Wales’s wild beaver population is virtually nonexistent. A small number in colonies several miles away are all accounted for.

(The suspicion is it's vigilante rewilding.)