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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2010, 08:09 
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So I have really been noticing that dome beaver tails are wider and not so long and some super long but skinny so on so forth I was wondering if this was due to the different types of areas they live in big deep water ditches shallow watersheds so on. I am going to start measuring and labeling where they come from. What do y'all think? And if y'all are interested join in

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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2010, 15:34 
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That is intereasting the last two beavers I caught had rather short skinny tails ! I thought beaver tails where bigger then that...

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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2010, 22:47 
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I have to measure but the three caught closest to the shallow creek side of the levy had longer Skinner tails the one closer to the deeper wider river side of the levy had a wider and long tail. I just wonder if they adapt the wider tail for more speed and power due to the water speed and depth and smaller tails for shallower calmer wsters

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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2010, 23:08 
Sorry Micah but the fast water here has beaver with all sorts of shapes and sizes of tails. Also I am not positive but I believe there are 3 strains of beaver in the U.S..


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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2010, 17:22 
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i to have tried to figure this out and ended up scratching my with a pencil behind my ear wondering what kinda statistical mess i got myself into :--?

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2010, 18:01 
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I have seen a wide variety of shapes and sizes in the beaver tails around here. I have noticed everything from long and skinny tails to short and wide ones. I have even seen a few with tails that come to a slight point. This sounds like an interesting project.

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