Why beavers don't rule the world:
1) They accept double dog dares to stick their tongues to cold poles.
2) They try to gnaw trees that have fences around them.
3) And they try to push big forked branches into the little bitty entrances to their dens.
Pics above from January 2006. Here are some from May...
Wet beaver pictures. The National Zoo has a mother and three children in its lodge.
They live near the Mexican wolves and bald eagle.
They share their enclosure with wood ducks and whatever else wanders in from Rock Creek Park.
The one in front is the mother.
And another view, because their big flat tails are so cute.