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Picked up a road kill beaver this week and took it out to my bait, just very puzzled about the notches in each side of her tail, i seem to remember seeing damaged tails before but it was like someone took a knife and cut two or three notches down each side 2-3 inch deep.They have totally healed and must have happened a long while ago, just wondering if anyone has seen this or similar injuries and what would cause them?Thanks Kev
 

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Definitely from fighting. If the tail is 5" wide and no damage you can sell them with your fur in the fall. They make wallets out of them.

I havent found a roadkill beaver yet. Surprised.
 

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This is the second road kill beaver ive seen in a couple weeks, the first i saw was probably the largest beaver i ever saw and regretted not picking it up for bait and returned to get it a few hours later and it was already picked up.I seen another this week walking on the edge of a road near a small brook.High water must be keeping them on the high ground, LOL
 

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Beavers injure their tails when they use it as a wedge when they fall trees


I saw a beaver road killed on the bridge in Jemseg years ago I think he was trying to get to the other side

Sorry could not resist
 

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This is the second road kill beaver ive seen in a couple weeks, the first i saw was probably the largest beaver i ever saw and regretted not picking it up for bait and returned to get it a few hours later and it was already picked up.I seen another this week walking on the edge of a road near a small brook.High water must be keeping them on the high ground, LOL
Hahahah, I think I mighta got that one, Ridge Runner. Was it near Prince of Wales?
 

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Wanna be careful guys been down this road already this year,there are many reading-road kill cant be picked up its illegal.you mean you moved out of the way as not to cause an accident!
 

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TSINB is right , its ok to pick up Furbearer road-kill only if its in season and you have a licence , otherwise same penalty as poaching.

It would be pretty crappy to lose your hunting privileges over a slice of road pizza.
 
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