That tail slap always scares me! They sniff around, and when they come out then they freeze a second two to listen if there is something in the near. They are just adorable! Don´t stop trying, sooner or later they will come out earlier and then you'll go home as a happy wildlife photographer! Persistence dies last Thanks for watching! I have to clean that area next time I go there, If I won't do it, nobody will... That is a very nice thing, a state to like their fluffy, valuable animal. With such thinking, they are teaching children to care more about their nature and wild animals in it. I looked on google where exactly is Oregon and I saw some beautiful landscapes, it looks like a very nice state, some places were a real haven for beavers. There is a football team beavers, basketball team beavers... cool. Go beavers GO! Mmmmm... things... Sounds interesting! If not beavers any moving things are good. Swampy areas can be full of surprises, just watch out for the alligators!