Today, we’re going to talk about beavers, their dams, and why they build them.
Beavers build dams to create a pond near their home to easily escape from predators and or food storage.
The dams that beavers build are incredibly strong that you could even drive a car across one!
In order to understand why beavers build these dams, it’s important to know what they do there.
In the water near their dam(s), beavers build their homes in the form of a lodge.
Beavers also store food in the water near their lodges so that they have easy access to it when they need it.
Beavers’ great swimming abilities and quick feet land them in trouble sometimes, though.
Beavers are preyed upon by animals such as wolves and coyotes because the predators are unable to hunt them effectively on land.
Beavers also keep their dams clean.
Beaver ponds usually have very little sediment in them, because sediment could clog up the inside of the dam and make it much less effective!
If their habitat around their home starts to dry up, beavers will start collecting rocks underneath the water so that they can use them to repair the dam when the water levels rise again.
When beavers are building their dams, they never stop to take breaks or rest.
This is because if they stop working, the water level could rise much higher than it was before and would therefore cause more destruction than necessary.
That’s why beavers always keep their chin up and keep on building!
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