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'Eager' is a passionate, captivating love letter to the beaver

Even their fans will have to admit that beavers aren't exactly the most charismatic of critters. They aren't inquisitive or adaptable, like raccoons. They aren't chatty and quarrelsome, like squirrels. They aren't patient and friendly, like porcupines. They aren't tolerant and affectionate, like skunks. And they aren't awe-inspiringly terrifying, like bears.

They're the world's second-largest rodent – second to the capybara (although they don't share the capybara's benign serenity) – and they have an enormous world-wide range. you stop interrupting me?”

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