Beaver Rescued After Trying to "Dam the Damn Dam"

Dianna Carney

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A local wildlife rescue has revealed that they’ve rescued a beaver who appeared to be trying to “dam the damn damn”!

Where Was The Beaver Found?

The beaver, who is currently in the care of the Newhouse Wildlife Rescue team, was found trapped in a local dam, showing signs of frostbite on his tail and feet.

The team is unsure of how long the beaver was trapped in the dam or how he got there, but they luckily were able to rescue him with the help of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and rehabbers Danielle Michaud and Avery Adams.
The rescue mission unfolding.Photo byNewhouse Wildlife Rescue / Photo Edit by Dianna Carney

"I think he was trying to dam the damn dam… I don’t know how he got trapped in there or how long he was in there but I am thankful we were able to rescue him today. His tail and feet are showing signs of frost bite so he will be with us for a few days while we sort out his injuries, but this beaver is certainly feeling better now!" - Newhouse Wildlife Rescue
Where the beaver was found and rescued from.Photo byNewhouse Wildlife Rescue / Photo Edit by Dianna Carney

What Will Happen To The Beaver?

The adorable furry friend is currently being cared for and is expected to make a full recovery with the help of the compassionate Newhouse Wildlife Rescue team!

What Should You Do If You Find Young Wildlife?

Encountering wildlife is extremely common in Massachusetts, whether you're going for a walk in your neighborhood or hiking through a local state forest. During the spring, young wildlife is out and about. You may be wondering what to do if you come across a wild youngling yourself. Here is some advice from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife:

"If you want to avoid the problems related to people caring for wildlife, leave them alone! It may be very tempting to help these animals, but most of the time it isn't necessary. The adults are often nearby for protection, and visit their young from time to time. In the rare case you find a young animal with visible injuries or with its dead mother, you can contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for assistance. Find a list of wildlife rehabilitators here."

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