Small Game Taxidermy Display for Sale - Beaver
Just completed! Striking Life-size Beaver taxidermy mount. This huge beaver is positioned standing on hind feet. One front paw rests on an antler as the beaver looks off in the distance to his right. The pelt is thick and shiny in dark tones of brown, red and black. The relaxed expression has fantastic facial detailing. The claws are intact. This large beaver measures 21 1/2" tall. We have given this mount our highest taxidermy quality rating of Premier because of the superior craftsmanship and detail. This would make a great piece to showcase in a museum, wildlife center, home or cabin.
Scientific Name: Castor canadensis
Size: 21 1/2" tall x 15" deep x 20" wide
About the Beaver
Beavers are well known for damming up streams to create large ponds. Felling trees with their strong teeth and powerful jaws, they create massive log, twigs, sticks, leaves, and mud and are surprisingly strong. Beaver lodges are also constructed of branches and mud. They are often strategically located in the middle of ponds and can only be reached by underwater entrances. A beaver colony can consist of six or more, including parents, yearlings, and kits.
Beavers are nocturnal and slow on land, but good swimmers that can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes at a time. In the winter the beaver does not hibernate but instead stores sticks and logs underwater that the beaver can then feed on through the cold winter. Beavers remain active all winter, swimming and foraging in their ponds even when a layer of ice covers the surface.
Beavers are among the largest of rodents; adults may weigh over 40 pounds. Their soft fur is naturally oily and waterproof.