Beaver - Don River
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Beaver - Don River

Dr. John

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Last night we were out for an evening walk, following the trail along the Don River.  We saw the beaver swimming upstream about halfway between the pedestrian bridge from Riverdale Park and the Bloor St. viaduct.  When it noticed us, it made a big slap on the water and dove.

Tonight we went back to the same area and saw at least two beavers, one of which was out on the bank twice.
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dodo

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Thanks for posting. I was jogging through there Sat. May 17 8:00 PM. I saw first beaver enter the Don and swim south under the bridge north of Bloor Viaduct that connects DVP with Bayview. Next sighting was of a muskrat (fake beaver) that entered hole in bank of pond to the south. Not far south of the Bloor Viaduct where the river flows next to the railway tracks I saw 2 more beaver swimming and climbing up the bank together.
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There is evidence that a Beaver is/was  around 16 mile creek in Milton right in the middle of town.

I'll have to drive over there and take a picture of the tree that it took down adjacent the creek. It was a fairly large tree.

Napper:)
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Dr. John

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Went back again to the same area and saw two different beavers.  One was a lot less shy and circled in the water about 15 feet from us, looking us over.  The other came onto the bank and munched on some dinner.

Also saw several bats, a Baltimore oriole, catbirds, yellow warblers, a gadwall, robins, goldfinches.
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Last night we saw a family of 3 or 4, just north of a stone beach area on a bend in the river.  They were mainly busy munching on Japanese knotweed and allowed us to settle in about 7-8 feet away to watch them.  Other walkers came by and briefly scared them off.  At that point, a muskrat took their place, eating the larder of branches the beavers had accumulated.
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