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World's Largest Beaver Dam

Biologists recently discovered a beaver damin Alberta's remote Wood Buffalo National Park stretching for more than half amile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beaversspent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks,and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home.Biologists working in the park found the beaver dam by accident whiletrolling Google Earth, proving yet again the site is a more productive waste of time than the Dancing Cat page.

For a glimpse into the dangers involved with gnawing wood for a living, check out The Wild File from our July 1995 issue

--Stayton Bonner

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