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Help! I found a beaver...


If you find an injured or orphaned beaver, please contact CWCC immediately! Baby or juvenile beavers do not leave their den unless they have been orphaned. If they are extremely hungry, they will begin to follow people out of desperation. DO NOT feed the baby as this can lead to death. Do not place back in the water as this can lead to pneumonia or drowning. If you have found an injured or ill adult, be very mindful of their big powerful teeth. Adults are being forced out of the water with illness due to the decreasing water quality and habitat loss. Always use thick gloves and towels to handle these animals. Place them in a dark, quiet and stress-free environment in a ventilated box and call or text CWCC right away at 980-389-1133 (leave a voicemail). 


Beaver-Human Conflicts 

Please watch this short video to learn how to humanely evict beavers and cohabitate with them.

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Other Resources

It is illegal to trap and relocate wildlife in NC, however, there are ways to humanely evict the beavers or to live symbiotically with them. There is an organization that works with people specifically to resolve human-beaver conflicts. You can contact (518)568-2077. Their website is Other resources are and


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