The clip below comes from a recent excursion by Tippie and Matthew Niffen, a volunteer with Tippie's Wildlife 2000 grassroots organization (find them on Facebook here), into the turbid waters of West Toll Gate Creek in Aurora. The mission: to trap and relocate a beaver colony. The traps shown here were left overnight; in the morning, they contained three beaver.
The rest of this particular family had already been caught by Tippie -- they make an appearance at the end of the video, when she returns home with some willow branches from the creekside to feed them. A few days later, the entire clan was on its way to a ranch southwest of Denver, in an area known (fittingly enough) as East Beaver Creek Valley.
But we'll let Tippie explain the process herself. Here's the video:
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