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jcbshark

 Very nice Jack, beaver is a pretty rare find for most of us in the southern end of the state:fistbump:

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WhodamanHD

Thanks for helping science:dinothumb:

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Darktooth

And you Sir, have done a good deed!:dinothumb:

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Peat Burns

Paleo-partner!  :dinothumb:

 

(We need the badges back!)

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Mediospirifer

Congrats on a great find, and kudos for donating it! :D

 

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smokeriderdon

Nice find! See if they can do a cast for you. I have a couple from stuff I have donated. That way you still kind of have it for your collection.

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Bobby Rico

Great find and lovely donation well done:dinothumb:

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Nimravis

Great find Jack- Congrats.

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oldtimer

Great find and you did a great deed Sir.

I would ask for a cast.

 

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Fossildude19

Congratulations on the rare find, Jack!

Well done with the donation, as well! 

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minnbuckeye

Great find!!!  I have to trap giant beavers on my property  to keep them from damming up my trout stream. Dams slow water which leads to "global warming" for the trout and death results. So I could paint a few of their metatarsals black and bring them to you in March so you have the complete set.  LOL Just let me know.

 

 Mike

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CBOB

Congrats on a sweet find and bumping up the museum collection!  Nice!

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Shellseeker

Thanks for all the good words and kind statements.  I can only wish to find many more unique fossils to donate,  A cast may be a good way of keeping the memory,

@minnbuckeye

How big are those GIANT beavers on your property?  I hear these Castoroides Ohioensis went up to 250 pounds in Minnesota...  better be careful messing with them. :D

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old bones

Very cool! How exciting to find something worthy of donation. :)

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caldigger
12 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

Great find!!!  I have to trap giant beavers on my property  to keep them from damming up my trout stream. Dams slow water which leads to "global warming" for the trout and death results. So I could paint a few of their metatarsals black and bring them to you in March so you have the complete set.  LOL Just let me know.

 

 Mike

No need to paint Mike. As we know from my post it only takes a few weeks in a tannic bath to obtain that nice "aged" persona.

 

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Shellseeker
17 hours ago, jcbshark said:

 Very nice Jack, beaver is a pretty rare find for most of us in the southern end of the state:fistbump:

Well, Jeff. It is not like me to be GREEDY, but I am thinking maybe one of theseBeaverMolarDec2011Rightp4.jpg.928bc18d4866be9a21a473db394547b2.jpg or these might be hiding close by.... sometimes hope turns into reality.:D

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Fruitbat

Congratulations on your find, Shellseeker!  You did the right thing by donating it.

 

@minnbuckeye there is a big difference between an extant 'giant' beaver (Castor canadensis) and an extinct Giant Beaver (Castoroides ohioensis).  While the extant beaver is the largest rodent in North America, a really big one only weights in at about 70 pounds.  As Shellseeker mentioned, the extinct Giant beaver could probably reach weights of 275 pounds.  Now THAT is a GIANT beaver!

 

-Joe

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Tidgy's Dad

Great find and well done on the donation! :)

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