|Photo Credit: Michael S. Quinton National Geographic|
|Really bad photo by Cathy Perkins|
2. The beaver is Canada’s biggest rodent and the second-largest on the planet.
3. Beavers’ transparent eyelids work like goggles, by protecting their eyeballs as they swim underwater.
4. The beaver has been Canada’s national symbol for more than 300 years.
5. Beavers’ ear openings and nostrils have valves that can be closed when underwater.
6. The world’s largest beaver dam is 850 meters long and located in Wood Buffalo National Park.
7. Beavers sharpen their incisors (teeth) by grinding them against one another.
Ever see a beaver where you live?
An award-winning author of financial mysteries, Cathy Perkins writes twisting dark suspense and light amateur sleuth stories. When not writing, she battles with the beavers over the pond height or heads out on another travel adventure. She lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd. Visit her at http://cperkinswrites.com or on Facebook
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She's hard at work on sequel to The Body in the Beaver Pond, which was recently presented with the Claymore Award.