Thursday, May 18, 2006

Beavers



We were trying to figure out what to pick and ran across beavers. Our information provided us with knowing that 10 thousand years ago beavers were the size of black bears. Beavers are still the biggest rodents in North America. Beavers can hold their breath underwater for up to fifteen minutes. In the winter when the pond is frozen beavers take the air that is trapped in between the ice and water and use it to breathe. Many years ago beavers were hunted and trapped for their pelts, over the years beavers have made a comeback. Beavers provide homes for other animals that are located in their ecosystem by building dams that make ponds. Beavers allow small leaks in their dams so the water level doesn’t get to high or to low. Beavers eat inner bark, twigs, leaves, and roots. Adult beavers weight 40 to 95 pounds and can be 3 to 4 feet long.
By Jhoni and Justen

4 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Edgar said...

Justen and Jhoni I like your beaver post do you think a pack of beavers can eat a whole school made of wood? Write back.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jacob D. said...

Did you know that beavers used to come out in the day time but they were forced to be nocternal because of hunters?

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Tasha said...

Hey Justen and Jhoni do you what typ of materials the tails are made out of?

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Nice picture, I hope I see one soon...

 

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