Beaver Eats A Long Branch When It Won’t Fit Through The Door

Beavers are quite crafty little creatures. They spend a good portion of their time gnawing through branches and trees in order to create amazing damns.

Even beavers living in captivity can hold their natural instincts to create dams, and that includes one little beaver living in a zoo.

The beaver, who is named Filbert, lives at the Oregon Zoo with his partner, Maple. Together, the two of them have been nicknamed the “branch manager” and “stick broker,” respectively.

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The two spend their days together creating damns using the bits of wood that they’ve managed to gnaw off from branches around the zoo.

However, there was one branch that Filbert had found that didn’t quite fit through the doorway. Of course, Filbert saw it as the perfect branch so he wasn’t going to give up on it quite that easily.

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Because of that, the clever critter decided the only way to get it through the doorway was to make it fit one way or another. For Filbert, that meant gnawing it down to size.

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A video captured the entire moment on video. Watch it below:

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