Mud In The Water
In the lake, there was something who was definitely struggling for life. And it wasn’t the waters that made him struggle for life but mud that was inside the waters. Because the lake was in the creek there was no second thought about mud in the waters. But the question was how did that thing get stuck in the there. But who cares how did it get stuck. Jim needed to do something like really quick otherwise it would be too late before all the struggle comes to an end.
Jim could see that something was struggling in the waters due to heavy mud which was present inside the waters. He moved closer to see it properly and was stunned to see that it was a large animal. The animal was covered in mud. Jim could see he was drowning in waters and then he just rushed towards that thing with his dogs to save the poor soul without knowing what that animal could be. While he was running towards the lake he thought it was a beaver but he wasn’t ready to get surprised.
Was It a Beaver?
Beavers are mostly found in several parts of North America, including Oklahoma. Most people don’t have much compassion for beavers and are seen as pest animals. People don’t usually care about this little creature. Beavers are really awesome dam builders and if you see some small dams in the area you could easily tell that it was the work of beavers. But Jim couldn’t see any dams there and indeed it wasn’t a beaver. Then what was it? He was in for big surprise.
Helpless Creature Beavers
Beavers are very adaptable and they way they survive is beyond impressive. You already know about their specialty of building dams but there are certain interesting facts that we are sure you might not know about this amazing creature. Did you know? Beaver’s front two teeth are orange in color and they don’t stop growing at all. So they have to keep chewing the trees to control their growth.
They Used To Be Giant
As this species evolved, the original flat tail also became the part of them. The beavers in the Ice Age, known as Castoroides were really big and looked pretty much similar to modern descendants but were much, much bigger. According to the scientists they grew up to 8 feet long and weighed around 200 pounds and lived semi-aquatic life.
They Poop Vanilla
No, we are not kidding here. Castoreum is a chemical compound which is found in beaver’s castor sacs. These castor sacs are found under beaver’s tail. And this chemical is used in vanilla flavorings. This chemical compound is secreted as a brown slime that’s about the same proportion as molasses and smells like musky vanilla. But don’t worry this chemical is FDA approved so no need to worry about anything.