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How Do I Get a Beaver to Leave My Yard Alone?

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A cute, cuddly beaver shows up in my backyard everyday at 4:00p.m. I don't mean the beaver any harm, he is cute. But let's face it....a beaver is a rat that hangs out by water. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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deepwaterd­otter1374876917.23312283 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005America's Dairyland

Trap it and transport to a distant location?

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carolinast­ars1374877049.56497 PostsRegistered 7/10/2013

What's he after? Find that, eliminate it, and he won't come around anymore. Do you have a pond on your property or is he after garbage or outdoor bird seed or something? Is he damaging your trees? If he's just passing through, enjoy his presence.

moonstone ­dunes1374878004.0632115 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

He most likely is not a beaver, he is a woodchuck aka groundhog. We get them every afternoon around 5:00...then they hide. They are very shy.

They love clover so if you don't want them in your yard keep your lawn mowed short and remove petunias if you have them in pots. They like petunias along with the clover.


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Skuggles1374878777.4071811 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

I wonder if it is a groundhog,too. But if it is a beaver, be careful. This link shows how aggressive they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332422/Beaver-kills-man-Belarus-Shocking-wound-caused-fisherman-bleed-death-attack.html?ICO=most_read_module

JustJazzmom1374880062.21327293 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

Does it have a big flat tail? Then its a beaver. Not much of a tail-- a groundhog.

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Silver Lin­ing1374880328.6533609 PostsRegistered 4/15/2010
On 7/26/2013 moonstone dunes said:

He most likely is not a beaver, he is a woodchuck aka groundhog. We get them every afternoon around 5:00...then they hide. They are very shy.

They love clover so if you don't want them in your yard keep your lawn mowed short and remove petunias if you have them in pots. They like petunias along with the clover.

I'm sorry. I just have to say this. How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

glb6131374880653.29310789 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Groundhogs are big and wide. Unless you live by water, it's not a beaver.

Jannabelle1374880813.48317385 PostsRegistered 1/13/2008

I saw a gadget at Walmart today, a motion activated thing that would spray unwanted critters.

No longer a bug! ; )

minkbunny1374880924.9626063 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

Well, history has proven that the only way to reprimand a Beaver that has misbehaved is to have Ward take him into the study and give him a stern lecture. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

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EastCoastV­iewer1374881075.84311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 carolinastars said:

What's he after? Find that, eliminate it, and he won't come around anymore. Do you have a pond on your property or is he after garbage or outdoor bird seed or something? Is he damaging your trees? If he's just passing through, enjoy his presence.


I have a pond in the back. If he stayed by the pond, we would be cool with one another. But he's come into my backyard and eats my natural grass down to the dirt. A big brown spot is forming on the southwestern side of my property. I enjoy looking at him through my morning room windows but I don't enjoy what he's doing to my yard. I want to enjoy my backyard but am now fearful of going out there after nightfall.

EastCoastV­iewer1374881192.06311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 glb613 said:

Groundhogs are big and wide. Unless you live by water, it's not a beaver.


I have a pond in the back, which is the attraction as well as my grass. He's burrowed a whole in my back lawn. I'm am really not thrilled with this unwelcomed guest. I don't mind him hanging out by the pond but coming onto my backyard is a big no no.

minkbunny1374881227.4626063 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

Is this what he looks like?

beaver How to Get Rid of Beavers and Beaver Trapping Tips

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EastCoastV­iewer1374881362.167311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 deepwaterdotter said:

Trap it and transport to a distant location?

OMG. The thought of trapping and transporting sends chills up my spin. I couldn't possibly. I've birthed babies, walked alongside rats when I lived in the city, fought off bullies in high-school but the thought of coming within 3 feet of this thing creeps me out.

EastCoastV­iewer1374881519.117311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 minkbunny said:

Is this what he looks like?

beaver How to Get Rid of Beavers and Beaver Trapping Tips

I should get a pair of binoculars for a closer look but I don't have any in my home. From afar, he appears to be lighter brown but just as big and wide. I have a pond in the back so I think he's a beaver. what do you think?

EastCoastV­iewer1374881624.877311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 carolinastars said:

What's he after? Find that, eliminate it, and he won't come around anymore. Do you have a pond on your property or is he after garbage or outdoor bird seed or something? Is he damaging your trees? If he's just passing through, enjoy his presence.

I have a pond in the back. He LOVES my grass. He's eaten through a huge spot in my back yard. My patience is growing thin.

EastCoastV­iewer1374881675.217311 PostsRegistered 8/28/2006
On 7/26/2013 Skuggles said:

I wonder if it is a groundhog,too. But if it is a beaver, be careful. This link shows how aggressive they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332422/Beaver-kills-man-Belarus-Shocking-wound-caused-fisherman-bleed-death-attack.html?ICO=most_read_module


I'm a wimp. Ihe link uses words: shocking, bleed-death. Is this gory?

minkbunny1374881857.2526063 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

This is a groundhog. Beavers have a wide, flat tail.

All jokes aside, there is really no way to rid oneself of most of these critters once they like your place (I speak from personal experience) unless trapping and releasing elsewhere is an option. It is illegal to do so here. There are all kind of complicated plans on how to build a three foot high barrier of metal and wire, etc. but that would rather defeat the purpose of enjoying the view of your pond.

There are repellants one can buy but I doubt they are very effective.

Have you tried calling the local conservation agent or extension office?

I do feel your pain, we deal with all kind of critters but I don't think we have ever seen a beaver on our property. We have a creek and three ponds so maybe they just stay there.

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moonstone ­dunes1374881869.732115 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

Woodchuck family. We have Mama and one Junior enjoying evening meals.

I think if it is a beaver there are rules set in place by the DEM. They have to remove beavers and relocate them. They like to be by a river. For woodchucks as far as I know, no rules.


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carolinast­ars1374881880.957497 PostsRegistered 7/10/2013
On 7/26/2013 EastCoastViewer said:
On 7/26/2013 carolinastars said:

What's he after? Find that, eliminate it, and he won't come around anymore. Do you have a pond on your property or is he after garbage or outdoor bird seed or something? Is he damaging your trees? If he's just passing through, enjoy his presence.

I have a pond in the back. He LOVES my grass. He's eaten through a huge spot in my back yard. My patience is growing thin.

You could trap and release, but you'd have to find a place with a pond so he'd stay there. Otherwise he'll just come back to yours. Can Fish & Wildlife help? Maybe scaring him off with banging pots and pans?

Skuggles1374882422.1471811 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010
On 7/26/2013 EastCoastViewer said:
On 7/26/2013 Skuggles said:

I wonder if it is a groundhog,too. But if it is a beaver, be careful. This link shows how aggressive they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332422/Beaver-kills-man-Belarus-Shocking-wound-caused-fisherman-bleed-death-attack.html?ICO=most_read_module


I'm a wimp. Ihe link uses words: shocking, bleed-death. Is this gory?

Yes, the first picture is the leg wound only, of the man on a stretcher. Small wound, but blood.

The video at the bottom, shows an actual beaver walking along a road? that suddenly goes after the person with the camera ... no blood or gore.

The story runs from top to bottom of the page with a few other pics.

57babe1374882836.3938638 PostsRegistered 8/21/2010
On 7/26/2013 EastCoastViewer said:
On 7/26/2013 Skuggles said:

I wonder if it is a groundhog,too. But if it is a beaver, be careful. This link shows how aggressive they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332422/Beaver-kills-man-Belarus-Shocking-wound-caused-fisherman-bleed-death-attack.html?ICO=most_read_module


I'm a wimp. Ihe link uses words: shocking, bleed-death. Is this gory?

The point of the video is to show that beavers are wild animals and can be very dangerous. The beaver jumped on the man, bit his leg, severed an artery and the man bled to death.

Don't go near the beaver. Call the local authorities that are responsible for trapping offensive wildlife in your area and have them relocate the beaver.


Snowpuppy1374883024.9976256 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

Find a girlfriend for him?

One with her own place so they can knoodle together.

Bytheshore1374883073.07651 PostsRegistered 5/16/2011

I would hire a professional.

evelomaddi­ct1374883681.4776562 PostsRegistered 4/6/2013

give weiner her cell phone number. {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

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We used to have Marmots by the river, Here in TN we have a otter.

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