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North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) transporting branches (for winter food) back to lodge area.  British Columbia, Canada.  Fall.  In late summer/fall beavers cut down many bushes and trees and haul them back to their lodge area to store for winter food--once the pond freezes.  This beaver colony had at least four dams on this small stream.  The ponds behind the dams make it easier for the beaver to haul branches/trees (food) back to their lodge area and also gives them an escape from predators.