I was stopped at a light after leaving the barn tonight, when I saw this... thing in the middle of the other lane. I look over and it's a beaver! I don't think I've ever seen a beaver outside of Lady and the Tramp or Narnia. But there he was, wandering into my side of the road.
He meandered up to a car, pawed at it, then continued to cross the road and stopped on the shoulder, very confused. I pulled off the road and went to shoo it into the ravine thing on the side of the road. Don't you know beavers get super aggressive! He would scramble at me and hiss, it was terrifying.
A guy who happened to work for the Fish and Wildlife department happened to drive by and pulled over. Then the beaver meandered into the middle of the intersection. An older couple [mid-fifties and either very brave or very dumb] used a blanket to shuffle/cover/shove/pick up the beaver and got him back to the shoulder he didn't want to be on. We waited with a cop for the F&W guy to get a pole and kennel, and I snagged the opportunity to take a bunch of pictures.
He was eventually put in a kennel and they took him to the dam nearby that they assumed was his.
So without further ado, meet Scott the beaver!
And a video of the being caught.