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Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Wisconsin, United States
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I adopted this wonderful coin from sweetlife on October 21st, 2009. Thanks!

The beaver (genus Castor) is a primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, Castor canadensis (native to North America) and Castor fiber (Eurasia). Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes). They are the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara). Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material. The North American beaver population was once more than 60 million, but as of 1988 was 6–12 million. This population decline is due to extensive hunting for fur, for glands used as medicine and perfume, and because their harvesting of trees and flooding of waterways may interfere with other land uses.

The habitat of the beaver is the riparian zone, inclusive of stream bed. The actions of beavers for hundreds of thousands of years in the Northern Hemisphere have kept these watery systems healthy and in good repair, although a human observing all the downed trees might think that the beavers were doing just the opposite.
The beaver works as a keystone species in an ecosystem by creating wetlands that are used by many other species. Next to humans, no other extant animal appears to do more to shape its landscape.
Beavers fell trees for several reasons. They fell large mature trees, usually in strategic locations, to form the basis of a dam, but European beavers tend to use small diameter trees for this purpose. Beavers fell small trees, especially young second-growth trees, for food. Broadleaved trees re-grow as a coppice, providing easy-to-reach stems and leaves for food in subsequent years. Ponds created by beavers can also kill some tree species by drowning but this creates standing dead wood, which is very important for a wide range of animals and plants.

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Discovered It 06/22/2016 buachaill discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it in the owner's hand. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 04/22/2013 Labrador Wild Man discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 07/08/2012 JT3Halls discovered it Hessen, Germany   Visit Log

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Discovered It 01/06/2010 amtg discovered it   Visit Log

I knew that this super collection had to end with animals from the wildlife muggles set. this collection is the BEST animal GC collection I have ever seen. Thanks for the discoveries and the icons!

Discovered It 11/05/2009 Prof.Muthandi discovered it   Visit Log

Anka07 hat ja eine rattenscharfe, äh biberscharfe coinsammlung :Grin:

Vielen Dank&Grüsse an Anka07 aus dem [b][green]Sukkulentarium Muthandi

Discovered It 10/21/2009 Parabel discovered it   Visit Log

Ja , die Wildlife Muggels sind wirklich klasse Coins , leider hatte ich nur noch 1 erwischt , die könnten ruhig noch mehr von denen prägen. Klasse der Biber , danke fürs Discovern und liebe Grüße


Discovered It 10/21/2009 Pirates-Tayler discovered it   Visit Log

Ich liebe Biber. Die sehen einfach total knuffig aus :cute:
Leider mußte ich vor ein paar Tagen einen Toten auf der Straße sehen :sad:

Dropped Off 10/21/2009 FonsB placed it in FonsB's Coin-Kiste Hessen, Germany - 4,145.6 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/20/2009 FonsB retrieved it from Sweetlife's Coin Bucket Wisconsin   Visit Log

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Write note 10/20/2009 FonsB posted a note for it   Visit Log

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