Beaver Removal in Myrtle Beach and Surrounding Areas
The North American Beaver is found throughout North America and is the national animal of Canada. The other species is the Eurasian Beaver and it lives throughout Europe and Asia. Beavers are the second largest rodent in the world after the capybaras. They can weigh between 24 to 66 pounds and are brown to reddish brown in color with a wide, flat tail. They are monogamous and live in family groups where older generations help raise new generations of young.
Beavers live in freshwater in dams and lodges built from tree branches, mud, rocks and other vegetation. They do have territories and mark their territories with scented mounds of mud. They are herbivores that eat leaves, roots, grasses and a variety of other plants. Predators of the beaver include cougars, bobcats, coyotes, wolves and bears. Beavers can contract rabies and also can carry and transmit tularemia, giardiasis, beaver beetles and mites. They are considered a nuisance because their dams and lodges can slow down or block up bodies of running water like rivers and streams, leading to flooding or just decreased water flow to other areas. If you are struggling with a beaver situation, never try to capture or relocate a beaver or beaver family yourself.