Video shows wild beaver, thought to be extinct in England for 800 years

01/28/2014 | ScientificAmerican.com

Night-vision footage shot by a retired environmental scientist suggests that wild beavers may not be extinct in England after all. Wild beavers were killed off more than 800 years ago in England and there have been plans to reintroduce them there, but the video suggests they may have come back on their own. Tom Buckley filmed the beaver gnawing on trees in the town of Ottery Saint Mary, leaving locals and scientists scratching their heads about where it came from.

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