Castor canadensis


You can read more about what the Bestiary† from the middle of the 13th Century had to say about beavers at


†Image from Bestiary MS Bodley 764. Page 43. “Bestiary being an English version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley 764 with all the original miniatures reproduced in Facsimile. Translated and introduced by Richard Barber. The Boydell Press. Woodrifge. 1999”

15 thoughts on “Castor canadensis

  1. I’ve eaten testicles of calves I’ve castrated (I’ve also castrated humans but I didn’t eat those) and enjoyed them. I wonder what beaver testes taste like.

  2. Beautiful pictures of the beaver dam, Tim. Sometimes, I’m tempted to copy some of your pictures to use as wallpaper on my computer. So far, I have resisted temptation. 😀
    Btw, I grew up on a farm/ranch. Male calves were always castrated, (one bull, maybe two ruled the roost) making them steers that were later sold. My dad ate what was locally known as “mountain oysters”, but I abstained. Sounded yucky then, sounds yucky now. lol

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