Shortly before we left for France Ian and Margaret Forrest, keen bird watchers and photographers, came to stay in the Old Brewhouse, our self-catering accommodation here at Bamff.
I think this was probably a yearling beaver. The animal looks as though it was grooming itself. You will see from the clip of video taken by Margaret Forrest that this is exactly what the creature is doing. The clip is excellent.
This animal seems to have got hold of some water weed with its front paws and is using its tail to balance itself.
While Ian Forrest was taking still photographs, Margaret was using her camcorder.