What Do Beaver Tracks Look Like?
People living near water often find signs of beavers on their property. Beaver prints clearly indicate that these rodents are close by. The pests' prints can sometimes be found in muddy areas next to rivers, streams, and marshes. Beaver tracks in snow or mud are identifiable because the animals have webbed hind feet that leave behind triangular prints. As they travel, their front paws create hand-like indents. Also, a beaver's flat tail may drag across its prints and obscure them, especially beaver tracks that are in snow. Those who see beaver tracks are likely to spot girdled trees and felled logs as well. Beavers have a unique way of gnawing tree stumps, leaving them with a distinct, chiseled point. These clues in combination with beaver prints are a strong indication of an active lodge nearby.
Getting Rid of a Beaver
Residents can deter populations of beavers by planting foliage incompatible with the animal's diet. Traps are an another option, but some types are dangerous and need experience to set properly. Contact Us for help identifying beaver tracks and removing nuisance wildlife. Critter Control of Madison offers safe and effective beaver control services.