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From: A C
Champaign, IL
Hi! This afternoon I was walking my dog by a small lake outside of my apartment and saw what I'm thinking is a beaver? Initially a loud splash and bubbles under the water caught my attention. He was poking his nose/head out of a small hole in the ice and all of a sudden swam under the ice and a furry head popped out of the water just in front of me. He was dark brown and seemed slightly larger than a cat for what little I stuck around to see (I was a little startled!). I live near the YMCA. Are beavers very common in this area? We're near a golf course and a few corn fields. And if so, is it normal for them to be so active during the day? Thank you for your time!

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