Beavers Make Themselves At Home In Phoenix Area Yards
Beavers are making themselves at home in Phoenix area yards. There have been reports across the neighborhood of Arcadia.
According to 12 News, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Development Manager Jamie Hass Oliver says, “it’s a pretty unusual sight.”
Beavers Make Themselves At Home In Phoenix Yards
Reports say a male beaver was spotted around the Arcadia neighborhood recently. This is something that residents are not accustomed to seeing in the area.
So, what’s causing the sudden appearance of beavers? There’s belief it could be tied to the local waterways.
According to 12 News, Oliver explained, “Once a beaver make s it into a canal, like the one near 44th Street and Osborn, there’s no food in there for them. So, when they get hungry, they will emerge from the water and look for food.”
Oliver joked that the Arcadia neighborhood is a great choice for the beavers because of all the great restaurants in the area. The beavers spotted around 44th Street and Osborn aren’t the only beavers that have been spotted in the area.
A resident got video of a pair of beavers in her backyard a few blocks north of Osborn Road, according to 12 News. Oliver says that several beavers are now in their rehab facility.
If all goes to plan, the beaver will be able to return to the wild in quick time. According to 12 News, “…the vet tech says he’s looks pretty fine. He’s got regular amounts of energy, he’s eating well, he’s swimming around in his little tub in our rehab area. So, he’s doing great, it’s likely that he’s fine.”
12 News says this beaver will meet with the veterinarian and then will be placed back into the wild. Another beaver at the facility, Fern, is unable to be released back into the wild and will be a permanent resident at the conservation center, per 12 News.
Read more about the beavers taking over Phoenix at 12News.com!