Beaver fever! Mother beaver has a splash with her babies

Credit: Sylvia Meller

Some new never before seen footage of a mother beaver and her three kits on the River Otter has been released. > Sylvia Meller filmed the mother and her young splashing around in the Summer sunshine.>The video has been showcased by the Devon Wildlife Trust who are part of the River Otter Beaver Trial – a five year project being led by the charity which is studying the impact of England’s only wild beaver population. >

These shots of a baby beaver (kit) with an adult are proof that the colony is breeding. Credit: Sylvia Meller
As many as ten of the animals have set up home along the river. Credit: Sylvia Meller

Here are Devon Wildlife Trust's badgers playing in the River Otter: