Living Fossil Discovered at White Memorial!

The Giant North American Beaver (Castoroides ohioensis) was discovered living on the property!  We estimate that the animal is approximately 8 ft. long and weights at least 150 pounds.  This is the first documented evidence of a living animal since the last ice age (~12,000 years ago) during the Pleistocene Epoch.  Further details of our discovery can be found below.

Chewed stumps from North American Beaver (Castor canandensis), left,
while the tall stump to the right is evidence from Giant North American Beaver (Castoroides ohioensis).  
Camera caught image of Giant North American Beaver on White Memorial Property.

April Fools!  The tall stump is the remains of a tree gnawed by a North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) while standing on two feet of snow this past winter on the property.

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