Information on working terriers, dogs, natural history, hunting, and the environment, with occasional political commentary as I see fit. This web log is associated with the Terrierman.com web site.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Devil’s Corkscrews
I've excavated groundhog burrows that spiraled down as deep as five or six feet, but the spiral-burrowing land beavers named the Palaeocastor take the cake. The web site of the National Parks and Conservation Association tell the remarkable story of
"the beaver that did not give a dam" -- the remnant of a kind of ancient Groundhog or Nutria from 22 million years ago.