mountain beaver

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Related to mountain beavers: Aplodontia rufa
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Synonyms for mountain beaver

bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America

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Beavers comprised 22% of prey items and were the most common nonungulate prey item, followed by Raccoons, Coyotes, and Mountain Beavers (Table 1).
Nonungulate prey present throughout the study area include Beaver (Castor canadensis), Raccoon, Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa), Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus), Opossum, Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Blue Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), and several species of domestic livestock and pets.
Then, Governor Gary Locke vetoed that bill and followed up with a letter to the game commission stating that the wildlife agency should "place its limited enforcement resources into higher priorities than against homeowners, businesses, and the timber industry that trap for moles, gophers, anti mountain beavers.
The fire started dozens of studies on everything from birds to mountain beavers to invading plants to fungi, said John Dell'Osso, a park service naturalist.
Goat hooves were also caving in the burrow systems of rare mountain beavers on the subalpine slopes.