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What's up with this beaver
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »

Well I doing a complaint job and I caught this beaver today.
Nice size critter except its feet were all peeling.  I have =never seen this in all of my years of beaver trapping.
It must me a bug eating at it or he is chewing on them for some reason.
I seen this over in Eastern Washington while trapping muskrats.  When the water warmed up a bug (mite or flea) was on them.
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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 09:13:26 PM »
Was it caught in a stagnant farm pond ? I caught one last year not as bad as that but similar in a runoff pond that was really bad water

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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 09:20:04 PM »

Well I doing a complaint job and I caught this beaver today.
Nice size critter except its feet were all peeling.  I have =never seen this in all of my years of beaver trapping.
It must me a bug eating at it or he is chewing on them for some reason.
I seen this over in Eastern Washington while trapping muskrats.  When the water warmed up a bug (mite or flea) was on them.
JC 



Nope it was in a stream   :dunno:  It dammed it up and flooded the property
I caught two this was the only one like this.



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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 09:22:54 PM »
Well you got me I figured the one I got was from living in liquid cow crap

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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 09:23:51 PM »
Maybe Michael Jackson syndrome!

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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 10:35:47 PM »
See this a lot at lower elevations on the Eastside. Lincoln and Grant County IME.
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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 11:12:22 PM »
Definitely Coronavirus Been nice knowing ya.  :P
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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2020, 11:42:44 AM »
I caught an otter like that last week, I’m still don’t have a solid idea why


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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 05:21:49 PM »
about half of the muskrats we caught in a swamp in western WA this year had feet with skin gone like that.
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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 05:57:23 PM »
Skin rot = spray.🤔
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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 10:29:28 PM »
It makes me wonder what is happening to the fish in the stream.

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Re: What's up with this beaver
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2020, 02:56:24 AM »
I ended up skinning it and I think it was just spoiled. Not that it was dead too long. I think it was in contact with some mud that had some kind  high level of bacterial action in it. Possibly causing heat build up along with the bacteria. My theory anyway.
I think there was nothing wrong with the beaver It was where it died.
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