Posted by: tpsciencefun | January 13, 2011

Looking For Animal Clues

Check out this interesting photo.  What do you think caused these weird-looking shapes to appear in the woods? Could a wild animal do this?  What animal is capable of cutting down  a tree (other than a human of course)?

Clues about this animal:

– It lives is a cozy, camouflage  lodge. See if you can find it in the photo above? (Click on photo to enlarge.)

– It’s an herbivore and really likes to eat trees.

– It’s  nocturnal. (Opposite of diurnal.)

– It has a thick tail that looks like a paddle.

To learn more about this amazing animal and its adaptations for survival check out:

http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/facts/beaver_k6.html

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