Minnesota Beavers are very large, bulky rodent, length 3–4'
rounded head and small, rounded ears. Dark brown fur is fine and
soft. It has a large scaly black tail that is flattened, and
paddle-shaped. Beavers weigh between 44–60 lb but
can be up to 80
lb. Breeding takes place in late January or February and an average of
5 kits are born in May or June. Beavers are very social animals and the
colony will consist of an adult breeding pair, plus the kits that were
recently born and the yearlings from the previous year. Once the kits
are born the two year old beavers are driven off to start there own
colony. Beavers will construct both lodges made from sticks
branches and lodges built into the banks of rivers, ponds.
Damage caused by Minnesota beavers include dams, dammed upculverts,
bridges or drainage pipes that result is flooding of crops, forests,
timber, roads or neighborhoods. They also will girdletrees, cut down
standing trees, eat crops. The bank dens can cause erosion
the collapse of levees and roads. A beaver can chop down a 6”
three minutes and can destroy your treed yard overnight.
At Nuisance Wildlife Control we are experts at beaver management, from
water leveling devices, dam removal, culvert replacement and protecting
your trees and if needed the removal of the destructive
We can set up a plan for any homeowner, association, business, county
Call 763-227-9888 to schedule your appointment.