Well, congratulations to the beavers of Knapdale! Unfortunately, as my readers will know, the claim that they are the first to breed in Scotland for all these years is fallacious. I think that this spurious claim detracts from the relief we must all feel that the trial is flourishing, despite some anxieties.
Here, by way of a reminder, is a video clip of the beaver kit I filmed last July (2009) in a tributary of the River Tay. Aficionados of the beaver will know that, apart from the difference of size, beaver kits sit much higher in the water than adults.