Will you please look at Mr. Paddles here. He’s all: "Ehn!" "Pick me up!"

The ears OWN you, too. Too bad he could claw your eyes


Good find, Fern H.



  1. jesus effin christ.

  2. First round black snorgle-snout!

  3. Mr. Paddles Wheel own you.

  4. eeeevil black claws though.

    BUT…webbed FEET!

  5. Err….what is it?

  6. Yes, I second… what is that thingy?

  7. This would be the only socially acceptable moment to say “Hey, nice beaver.”

  8. Sarah Richardson says:

    Yes, what? Some sort of otter? A floofy young beaver?

  9. I’m pretty sure that’s a baby beaver.

  10. Yep. ’tis a floofy beaver.

  11. Leetle earse!

  12. oi my goshness. Canadiana rules! I would like to snorgle this fuzzy beaver excessively.

  13. Fritatta says:

    Aubrey– :groan: You are sick. And I mean that in a good way.

  14. Dam! What a swell baby beaver!

  15. He looks like he’s about to lay some Beaver-fu on someone off-camera! I thought he was an otter at first, but otters have rounder heads.

  16. grrrromit says:

    omg – I never knew I wanted a pet beaver before just now. I think I’m in love! Those ears! That would-be menacing pose has melted my heart!

  17. that is way to cute

  18. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

  19. Reminds me of Monk doing the “thing” with his hands when he’s investigating a case. Can beavers have OCD?

  20. I’m lovin the footsies…. but I just have to say it….(warning PG-13)

    We finally have proof of the following;
    1. Beavers are cute.
    2. Beavers like to be wet.
    3. Beware the beaver for it can indeed cause harm! 4. Finally, handle the beaver with appropriate care and they can be cute, wet and make you go “awww”!

  21. M- Great One!

  22. There’s been lots of talk about Animals In Pants. While I don’t necessarily agree with this philosophy, who’s with me in thinking that this guy would look nice in a pair of Paddle Pushers?

  23. The wildlife rehab center where I volunteered had a baby beaver once. He’d pile up stuff in one corner of his pen, and would wrap his arms around your leg and try to put you there too. If you headed for the exit instead, he’d come after you, going, “Ehn! Ehn! My tree is escaping!” But I don’t think he ever scratched anybody. After swimming in his kiddy pool, he’d groom himself– someone said that when he rubbed his tummy-fur dry he looked like an old man trying to pull his t-shirt down over his fat belly.

  24. Laurie C says:

    The way the paw kind of blends in with the nose, at first glance, I thought it was a fuzzy animal with a sharp and pointy beak. Like a kiwi or something.

  25. chunkstyle says:

    More wild critters please! So cute :>D
    Tiny EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEars (combo of Squee-noise and ‘ears’)

  26. Ahhh – absolutely wonderful. So cute. So dangerous.

  27. BenPanced says:

    *snorgles teh shweetie*

  28. Wait, a beaver? Really? Cause i’m seein platypus here…course i could be wrong. Don’t platypi have poison darts on their feets?

  29. Did anyone else think this looked like a pose from Michael Jackson’s music video ‘Thriller’? It seemed like the perfect pose! So cute.

  30. that’s not a beaver; beavers do not have beaks, they have noses. And platypusi have bills…
    so what the hell IS IT

  31. Joanna and Yvonne, tis indeed a beaver. What looks kinda like a beak is actually his left hand/paw.

    very cute lil’ Rodenteh guy.

  32. Sarcasta says:

    I wonder if you had a beaver as a pet, if all your furniture would go the way of the native forest?

    Timberrrr… there goes the breakfast table…

    Timberrrr… there goes the coat tree…

    Timberrrr…. There goes the coffee table.

    And don’t get me started on how rough it is trying to shower while standing on a pile of table legs and sticks bonded together with mud in the tub. Darn thing keeps overflowing, I tells ya.

  33. …and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver….

  34. Wisefool says:

    Is there a rule about webbed feet on mammals being cute? Can there be?

  35. Peacebunnie says:


    It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
    Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
    You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
    You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,
    You’re paralyzed

  36. Wisefool says:

    I am deeply pleased by your thriller references. I will carry that image with me throughout my day.

  37. AuntieMame says:

    The way the paw kind of blends in with the nose, at first glance, I thought it was a fuzzy animal with a sharp and pointy beak. Like a kiwi or something.

    Posted by: Laurie C | Jul 20, 2006 at 05:53 PM

    I thought exactly the same thing, Laurie!

  38. Darkflame says:

    Zap, that is the cutest story evar! ^^ Almost as cute as this baby beaver! <3

  39. Y’all know the line in that airplane movie, where Priscilla Presley (no less) is taking a taxidermied mammal down from the attic (in a short skirt) (on a ladder)…
    Leslie Nielsen says “…nice beaver.”
    She says “thanks! I just had it stuffed!”


  40. BTW Sarcasta, very funny indeed.

  41. heehee… Meg captioned the pic “Beavarooniepoonie”

  42. Cute, but a bit too ”pointy” for me. although he DOES have the tiny tiny ears working for him!

  43. Doubleclick says:

    Aawww! It’s like a cute version of the Emperor at the end of Return of the Jedi, but it needs more finger lightning and a squeaky voice telling you to let the hate flow through you

  44. Zap — that was awesome. There goes my Ent!

    Doubleclick — that would be an excellent photochop, but I’m still buried in the monkey dung… CAN ANYBODY ELSE MAKE TEH SPARKEY BEAVER???

  45. Ugly!

  46. So Donna, is this supposed your schtick, then? Lookit me, I’m the insulting person?

    Everybody needs a hobby.

  47. um, I would, Teho, but afraid I’m much too engrossed in much more “important” stuff.

  48. note that comment was in relation to making a sparkey beaver, not being insulting…

  49. *Whew*
    I thought that was a very pointy nose too, and was a little frightened. Since it’s not … CUTE!! And great beaver-ent story too!

  50. First I wanted to pick it up & carry it over my shoulder like a bebe, but after reading Zap’s adorable story, I just want to walk around with one attached to my lower leg.
    That’s how *I* roll! 😛

  51. Ceebs — I can see it now. But wouldn’t you get tired of everybody staring at… oh never mind.

  52. What a cute lil critter. “You want karate?!”

  53. I love the posts people make on this site; they are really clever & witty. However, I can’t understand why the first poster had to say something so offensive and insulting. This happens on this site once in a while and I can’t figure out what the problem is with people who write things like this. This site is here to make people feel happy, and the first comment is uncalled for.

  54. ka9q's wife says:

    Obvious beaver jokes aside, the beaver is cute enough but Ent’s story really topped it.
    I am still loving the beh beh beaver attached to the leg.

  55. ka9q's wife says:

    errr I mean Zap’s story. ugh just got up and still half asleep.
    sorry Zap

  56. MazeMouse says:

    That “come any closer and I’ll claw your face off” look he has makes this picture extra priceless. This small and already vicious!

  57. this makes me think of the happy bunny that says “cute but psycho. things even out.”

  58. daisycat says:

    “Everybeaver was Kung-Fu Fighting!! Those claws were fast as lightning!!” heehee…sorry…. lovin the floofy beaverkid. 🙂

  59. Kris, in New England says:

    Loopy – please, lighten up.

  60. Michele — our youngest has that T-shirt. Very apropos.

  61. Am I the only one who thinks he looks like he’s doing “jazz hands”?

    So very cute. I beavers.

  62. Dickie Twinkles says:

    Awww he’s busy beavering away being adowibble ^^

    Lol @ people who saw a beak! Does look creepy if you think of it that way! o.o

  63. swooning says:

    *Squee*! He reminds me of my puppy at home when she wants to be picked up. “Ehn ehn me me me!” I want to hold him and squeeze him and…TOO cute.

  64. LOL @ “jazz hands”!!!
    Poifect, Ape!!!
    although…shouldn’t they be a little lower down on the body? 😉

  65. “Do the hokey-pokey and you shake it all around..that’s what it’s all about!” I think he’s very cute!

  66. It could be jazz hands, or maybe he’s casting a spell. Wouldn’t he look cute with a little pointy wizard hat on?

  67. To Kris in New England:

    No. If they have a right to insult Someone who is important to me, I have a right to complain.

  68. what in gods name is that

  69. (psst – Theo – thanks for the ‘call out’ on the ‘insulting person’. I think we’ve all noticed the constant dissing of the posts but we’ve all chosen to ignore it. You’re my hero yet again.)

    p.s. Best wishes for your forthcoming feline foster family!

  70. Loopy: If you’ve reading anything but an exclamation of suprise into the OP, you’re waaaay too deep into the ‘savior’ thing. We’re not oppressing you. Take a deep breath, step back, and join the rest of us while us uncivillized unchristian barbarians quitely and civilly squee at a picture of an adorable baby beaver.

  71. Maybe it’s doing the hula. Maybe it’s a HAWAIIAN beaver. “Awana nawana coconut…”

  72. Er… that’d be “awana nawana macadamia,” sorry. %$@#ing Babelfish doesn’t translate any Pacific island languages.

  73. Silly Theo. If it was a Hawaiian beaver it would be wearing a grass skirt!

    and how freakin cute would THAT be?????

  74. To Anonny:

    Not. There are more appropriate ways of expressing appreciation of a baby beaver.

  75. Gary Fixler says:

    Finally! Beavers! Now my NyQuil comment can rest in peace.

  76. Blogging this without mentioning the source in not cute:

  77. I think that’s a muskrat. We have one living in a ditch near our house. They are smaller than beavers and have a different tail. Can’t really see the tail in this pic; but if it were a beaver, you probably would see a tail.

  78. Oliver…thanks for the link to more adorable beaver pics! I can’t get enough!

  79. TwoShedsJackson says:

    Thanks Oliver – that was a tragic then heart warming story – so lovely when they swim off to their new life. Ahhhhhh.
    And Loopy – if you don’t like it – don’t read it or just ignore it. It’s like people complaining about offensive TV progs – there is an ‘off’ button you can use. I really don’t want to offend you any further but the OP was just going squeeee in their own way. They weren’t out to get you riled. Besides if we had to worry about offending every person out there we’d never say anything.

  80. Loopy: Ahh, ‘not’. The ultimate in arguments. When you can’t find any real reason to be offended, just say ‘not’. It’s all you need.

  81. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    A person’s love for Jesus;The Savior, can never be too deep.

    And any who love Him enough to kindly ask that use of His name not be in the context of a cuss word…Is a request that merits honoring of…Not ridicule.

    & I have no need to lighten up…I’m as fun loving and light hearted as one can get.

    But there are times Christians need to speak up…That’s what Loopy(who isn’t loopy) & I have done.

  82. To Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner:

    Thank you. I wonderered if anyone else had any love for Jesus here. The name “loopy” comes from my hobby, crochet. Also, it fits because some people feel Christians are fools.

    To Anonny:

    You are not correct. This blog is not the place for defense of the Christian Faith. I used “Not.” because it would take too long to refute your statements. I only ask common courtesy for Someone whom I respect. No one trashes the name of anyone unless they despise them.

  83. To TwoShedsJackson:

    If they have a right to say it, and I don’t like it, I have a right to complain. Maybe you shouldn’t read my posts.

  84. I’m really disappointed that someone could turn a picture of an adorabible little beaver into a theological debate. Grow up people. The reason some people think Christians are loopy is BECAUSE you guys fly off the handle about stuff like this.

    “I have a right to complain. Maybe you shouldn’t read my posts.”

    If you’re so offended by someone using words that you’re offended by, why don’t you follow your OWN your advice and not read their posts, instead of ruining a perfectly good beaver picture?

    Please stop.

    […mini-snicker at “perfectly good beaver picture”]

  86. Thanks Theo.

  87. Well, that was also partly directed at you, Loopy; it was kind of a NYAHH broadside.

    Just let’s not continue the Christian-vs-non thing. (For sorely I am tempted to stray down the path of snark.)

  88. Theo, I know that.

    Thank you Theo.

  89. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    I did not fly off any handle…
    Just kindly speaking up…
    & loopy there are more Christians than you & I here…
    Blanket statements are not a good thing either…You’ll continue getting unwanted flack if you blanket statement important topics like this.

  90. Out of respect for Theo I will say no more. I am grateful that he asked that it stop.

  91. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    Just responding to your blanket statement, loopy.

    Tied up a loose end,
    is all…

    Said what needed to be said.

    I have nothing more to add.

  92. Has anyone mentioned those crazy super-cute webbed feet on the bottom of this little furbaby? Look at them! Look! Those webbed feet OWN you!


  94. Looks like he’s doing the Thriller dance to me.