That was almost a year ago. You should see them now.
PAWS staff constructed a make-shift lodge for the Beavers, essentially a large wooden box with a hole in the bottom leading into a pool. Using mud, sticks and branches the rehabilitators put in their enclosure, the Beavers have spent their time fortifying and remodeling the lodge to their liking. Each Beaver has gained about 24 pounds, and neither wants anything to do with their human caregivers—just the way we like it.
Here is a really short video of the Beavers getting started on their lodge. Once they noticed there was a person videotaping them, they stopped.
In the next couple of weeks, PAWS’ Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager Dondi and PAWS’ Naturalist Kevin Mack will scout out a good release site for the Beavers. Within the next month, we hope to return them home to wild so they can get started on building their new lodges from scratch.