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A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by SPCA or RACC.

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Photo courtesy of Dave Parrish 

Where Spotted: Floodwall
Common Name:  Beaver
Scientific Name: Castor canadensis
Body Length: 2.4 – 3 ft.
Weight: 24 – 71 lbs

Quick Facts

  • They are the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara).
  • A beaver can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes.
  • The enamel in a beaver’s incisors contains iron and is more resistant to acid than enamel in the teeth of other mammals.
  • Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives.
  • Beavers also practice alloparental care, in which an older sibling may take over the parenting duties if the original parents die or are otherwise separated from them.

Flash at Richmond SPCA

HEY EVERYONE!!! I’M FLASH!!! Now that my awesome ears caught your attention, let me hit you with some cool facts about me. I LOVE to have FUN. Day or night, count me in on the next ADVENTURE. I’m always ready to show off, especially in my Canine Manners class. Lazy days just aren’t my thing, so if you’re ready to get busy livin’ contact the Richmond SPCA adoption center at 804-521-1307 or visit our humane center to meet me today!

Age: 3 years,
Gender: Neutered Male
Color: White / Tan
Size: L (dog size guide)
ID: 42624092

 

Learn more about their adoption process.

To reduce visitor traffic, during the COVID-19 outbreak they are scheduling adoption appointments beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please leave your phone number in a voicemail or email and an adoption counselor will call to set an appointment for you to meet with a pet. Email the adoption center or call 804-521-1307.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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