Beaver Explores The Yard!

Beaver Explores The Yard!

Hello and welcome back to Animal Wonders!
I’m Jessi and this is Augusto, and we’ve been wanting to take Huckleberry the
beaver on a walk for a while now. And I thought it’d be a really fun idea to
take you along, too. [CHEERY INTRO MUSIC] When Huckleberry was younger and smaller,
we used to go out just the two of us and go on adventures in the forest. But now
that he’s a little bigger, I need another person to help just in
case something happens. So that’s why Augusto has volunteered to help us today. Thank you!
[AUGUSTO:] Anytime! Alright, so do you want to go get ready?
[AUGUSTO:] Yep! What makes this extra special
is that we recently put up a fence so we can let the animals safely
be in this outdoor space without worrying about them getting hurt or
losing them. It’s just so nice feeling much more relaxed while being outside!
So this is the beaver house. It’s still being worked on so it doesn’t have the
siding on yet, but here it is in all its unfinished glory. Huckleberry is inside
and he can most likely hear us, and I’m pretty sure he’s ready for his breakfast.
I have it here ready for him, but first we should go over the plan. Now the only
thing I can see as being a potential problem is that Huckleberry might try
and chew down our fruit trees. So that could be a problem because I like my
fruit trees, and also the wood could be toxic if he consumed too much.
Huckleberry can be stubborn when he decides he wants something, so Augusto
has this board to gently block him if he’s getting into something that’s not a
good choice. So let’s let him out to explore but not get into too much
trouble. And maybe don’t let him chew on the buildings.
[AUGUSTO:] I’ll try. Alright, Huckleberry!
Hey bud. You snoozing? Look what I have. I have breakfast! Mmmm, yum.
[HUCKLEBERRY WHINES] Yeah! Beavers are nocturnal, so he was sleeping.
Here you go, come on out! But we often will do training sessions during the day, so he’s
used to coming out during the day… Hi! Look! Let’s go outside! Hey Gus, do you want to come in here?
See if he wants to come out when you come in here? So Huckleberry has
has a really strong trust bond with me, and beavers will bond very
closely to their family but they don’t like outsiders. And since he doesn’t have
as much interaction with Augusto, he’s not as comfortable around him, so we’ve
been working on trying to establish more of a trust bond with Augusto
by giving him lots of treats and spending more time with him.
Huckleberry has been really eager to explore this front room, but he’s never
actually been out here so he’s being pretty cautious. I’m – oh it’s okay!
Beavers have really bad eyesight, so I just startled him by putting my hand
right over the top of his head. And I am just reinforcing him with treats for
being curious and confident, moving around… Go buddy go! He went right to his browse pile.
That’s where we put all of the branches that he’s going to get
everyday because beavers eat wood. And so of course he went right to it. So I’m
watching his behavior closely to make sure I’m looking for signs of
nervousness. He stopped right there and he moved his weight to the back of
his power house back here, his back legs. So he is ready to sprint if he needs to,
and that’s because Augusto moved the board a little bit, made a little noise.
So when I’m looking for communications with him, a lot of it is how he’s moving
his body, when he’s pausing, and what position he’s pausing in. And the freeze,
when an animal freezes, is a really good indication that they are trying to
just take in more information before they choose fight or flight. So they’re
freezing: “What’s happening?” Take in all that information. “Is it scary? Then I’m
gonna run,” or “Do I need to protect myself in a fight?” Or, “Is everything alright?”
and then he just keeps on moseying along. Huckleberry has impaired vision in his
right eye, so he can’t see things very well. And so when I try and approach him,
I have to move very slowly, make sure that he can smell and hear that I’m not
a danger because his vision is not going to be a big help. He is more skittish
because of that. While we’re out here, it’d be a really great time to do a
little training session. [CLICK]
Good job! Excellent! Here’s his personality coming
out a little bit more. He tried to grab ahold of my hands, and he’s gonna get
probably a little frustrated that I’m giving him tiny treats and not a really
big piece. You want some more? Here, come get it. [CLICK] Great target! Oh did you see that amazing
walk to that target? That was so good! I’m gonna see if I can get him to
turn a little bit. [CLICK]
Good job! So I know I told Augusto that I wanted him
to try to get him to walk toward him. So he’s like, “Oh take a little step toward me!” But
since Huckleberry doesn’t have that trust – go ahead and give – try – offer again… He doesn’t have that relationship with him yet… He didn’t quite trust that.
You’re okay buddy. Are you gonna hide? Oh buds… Alright. Let’s keep going with the
adventure. We’ll try again in a little bit. Maybe grab a yam next time, he really
likes yams. I am really impressed with how well
Huckleberry is maneuvering in this new space.
He hasn’t practiced a lot. Granted it’s all pretty flat and there’s
not a lot of things for him to fall down on. But because he has ataxia, he does
have the risk of falling over things and being very uncoordinated to the point
where he can hurt himself. So I’m just really proud of how well he’s moving. [ACOUSTIC MUSIC] [SOFTLY] Yaaaaay! Nicely done. Good patience, Augusto!
And well done, Huckleberry. [ACOUSTIC MUSIC] Good job, Huckleberry.
Eat those dandelions! Don’t eat that plum though, that plum isn’t great. [JESSI LAUGHS] You want your plum?
I don’t want you to eat that plum. No! Don’t eat that plum!
It tastes bad. [JESSI GIGGLES]
You’re gonna run away with your plum? It’s an unripe plum, it tastes terrible. It does. You just don’t – There! Yeah, see? It’s disgusting.
Yuck! Here, eat this instead. [JESSI LAUGHS] If that’s the worst trouble you get in on this
adventure, I will be happy. Can you smell your pool? Good. There you go! You’re home! [ACOUSTIC MUSIC] Buddy, you did so good! I’m so proud of
you. You deserve a big long rest in your pool. I think that went really well!
How do you think it went? Yeah, I think it went well, too! I was really happy with how patient
you were and and just waiting for him to come and take the
treat from you, and I’m just really glad that he did. That shows that he is getting
more and more comfortable with you. [AUGUSTO:] Yeah, thank you. It was a great
learning experience for me too as well, so… Yeah! Getting him out in a new space –
beavers are very… I’m not exactly sure how to describe it, where that – where
they’re confident and then all of a sudden they just… just explode with power
and and they sprint basically. So they’re not super and so on land. They kind of
waddle around, but once they get those couple like gallops I guess, I don’t know –
they’re like BOING leaps – they get into the water and they’re just super
graceful. So that’s why they do that. They shift their weight back, and then they
just spring forward. So we did see that behavior a little bit, but after a while
he got pretty comfortable out there. He’s like sleeping in his pool now. So I
mentioned a little bit about how strong of a relationship or trust bond that me
and Huckleberry have and how Augusto didn’t have that yet but we were trying
to work toward that. So the more that Augusto is involved in his life and does
these little exercises where Huckleberry is learning that he gets good things
from Augusto, the more trust he will build with him and the more comfortable
he’ll be around him so he’ll be less skittish and he’ll possibly even seek
him out for comfort if he does get scared. So that was really great! It’s so
enriching to get the animals out and doing new things and being able to
explore a new space besides just his home is incredibly stimulating and very
enriching for him mentally and physically. So that is why we went on a
walk today. And if you’d like to go on an adventure with us every week, make sure
you subscribe and I’ll see you next time!

Daniel Ostrander

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100 thoughts on “Beaver Explores The Yard!

  1. Bubba Jenkins says:

    Huckleberry doing stuff is my favorite kind of stuff!

  2. Constellation Girl Studios says:

    I love your videos so much! Just recently I've been binge watching them all!

  3. McKenna Cross says:

    Love you so much can you do a all my pets video

  4. 10 66 says:

    Have you tried putting Agusto in a red wig and wearing your scent? Huckleberry may be more inclined to a familiar scent


    I like baseball caps
    Beaver hats not so much
    He looks like if he really trusted you
    he would be a terrific snuggler

  6. Lazy Mouse says:

    nice video, didn't know beavers are that big…

  7. carschmn says:

    Wow your new yard is gorgeous. Huckleberry is huge!

  8. The Viewer says:

    It’s really good to know that you guys were able to stay safe during the storm and I’d like to say that huckleberry was especially wonderful and adorable as ever today. Thank you for reading!

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  10. Sean C says:

    Yay Huckleberry! A complete stranger on the internet is proud of you!

  11. Empias Kater says:

    Love seeing your enthusiasm and love towards Huckleberry, and all the other little animal souls! Keep up everything you guys are doing at AnimalWonders!

  12. Solstice Lacer says:

    "I've got a plum! You can't have it. I'm gonna eat the plum! …it's not very good."

  13. Madison Hudak says:

    Since beavers poop in the water, I was just curious as to how you clean his indoor pool? Do you just empty the water and spray it down? Or do you have to use some kind of animal-safe cleaner?

  14. Kati Spieker says:

    You could build a box around the base of the trees you don't want him to chew.

  15. turdl38 says:

    I love it when Augusto gets in front of the camera!

  16. Ty Burnard says:

    Cant wait for huckleberry’s home to be finished! I selfishly want to see my tile! 😂

  17. Nyli the Frenchy says:

    Wait did you just called your husband Goose? That's way too cute

  18. Tiffany Grey says:

    Huckleberry, I love you! You did so well! I also like how you nap in your pool!

  19. Bradley Wyss says:

    Wait wait wait, you have an entire house just for the beaver?

  20. All The Artsy says:


    And it's so nice to see Augusto in a video again! 🙂

  21. Rowan says:

    Just wondering if you always use the same camera person with Huckleberry? He seems comfortable with them around, even wandering away from you with them around, but as you said doesn't trust strangers.

  22. Joel W says:

    How many beavers were killed for their pelts… Now , if you lived before mass fabric production and you killed Just enough to not freeze to death , maybe ok . But skk mass animal kill is not by man alone, it's due to corporate and the old term business but it was organized business like it is organizational CORPORATIONS… They , the corpo gov Cabal made the markets for the Mass kill, this made them Rich and those scum that killed for this excess SCUM whores working for pennies… It's as today, rot in hell murders

  23. WireMosasaur says:

    0:38 Jessi: Alright, so, do you wanna go get ready?
    Augusto: Yup.
    Augusto: [teleports]
    I support Huckleberry, you, and your wonderful super-powered husband 👍

  24. The Neep GODKINGGAR says:

    Is there something wrong with his front left leg or paw ?
    looked like he was holding it in a strange position and was trying to put as little weight on it as possible.

  25. Andrew says:

    baby steps Augusto, baby steps/

  26. timeisslowly :P says:

    Huckleberry is the reason beavers are my favorite animal! I was smiling during this whole video. I’m so glad you take food care of him and you two are so close!

  27. dmndsol says:

    Augusto definitely makes me feel comfortable, I would totally take a piece of food from him.

  28. Shinji Ikari says:

    Want your beaver not to chew on something? Just use the GIANT HUNK OF WOOD! 😂😂😂

  29. Allison says:

    Wow he's so big now!

  30. bwebbh says:

    Our little Huck has grown massive!

  31. hiko73 says:

    He's so big & gorgeous <3

  32. Elena Komleva says:

    Can't believe people used to kill beavers by hundreds of thousands and probably still do. Just watched the history of Canada documentary, it kept talking about discrimination and unfair treatment of all kinds of groups of people, but despite the fact that the documentary kept mentioning how the beaver-hunting was all the rage to the point where all beavers were essentially exterminated in the southern canadian territories, and that settlers had to then travel north to keep killing beavers and sending their pelts off to Europe, and despite similar facts being mentioned with regards to other species, nowhere and not once was the word "exploitation of wildlife" mentioned in a negative sense, just as anormal fact and a thing to do. And that, unlike any mention of the interaction of whites with natives, where after each new fact it was always pointed out how whites exploited and duped natives. Even the fact that white people murdered hundreds of thousands of bison for no reason (actually, simply to make sure that the natives wouldn't get to eat these bison) just leaving the whole fields of dead bodies of these animals to rot in the sun, is portrayed only as a bad thing to do TO NATIVE PEOPLE and not to the animals themselves! As if these were not living animals but just objects that were rendered useless by one group of people to cause trouble to another, and only for that reason is it "mean" and "unfair" (to be sure, native people also had a tradition of killing the whole heard of bison for no reason, just because they had a belief that if they don't the remaining animals would go and "inform" the other heards of danger, and in this case, this tradition wasn't even mentioned as anything bad at all, just an interesting, peculiar quirk of culture). Why is that that in year 2019 when this documentary was created, all the care is taken to denounce the actions of the English and the French to point out the exploitation of Native PEOPLE by Wetern European PEOPLE, And yet no mention is made of unnecessary mass murder of animals as anything terrible and crazy? I have a very good guess as to why! Because it is bad for business if people start feeling sorry for animals!! While a country profits when different groups of PEOPLE live in piece (hence the obsession with denouncing interracial conflicts in modern historical documentaries), no one will make money if people start feeling sorry for animals and will stop purchasing and consuming meat and fish and eggs! (Or will resent cutting out forests to accommodate unnecessarily expanding population), animals are exploited nowadays more than ever (think commercial factory farming) tons of wild fish is caught and sold, all that brings a lot of money to the government, it is massively profitable, "good for consumerist economy", so the government that produces these documentaries is not interested to present animals as victims of exploitation (or even just as living beings for that matter!), in these documentaries that the government creates it will do anything to brush past the fact of horrendous animal exploitation, turn it into an issue of unfair HUMAN to HUMAN discrimination, burying the fact that animals are actually living beings too no matter how crazy it looks to anyone who has any remnants of critical thinking left. Canada (just like almost any other country, except that most other countries don't brag about it so much–) is only peaceful, kind and humane, against violence and blablabla only in places where it is profitable (I.e. getting groups of people to work together without interracial conflicts hence increasing productivity and yields) and not in others where being non-violent and not exploitative doesn't pay (I.e. wild and domestic animal use, forests etc).

  33. Jasper Stuart says:

    More like HuckleBABY
    The best big boy we know

  34. TheOriginalZach says:


  35. Sarah Stardust says:

    Jessie: No! Don't eat that plum!

    Huckleberry: I do what I want!

  36. Polly g says:

    when we want an animal to bond/befriend a new person we make sure the new person is the ONLY person that gives the animals favorite treat,it also works to a lesser extent with favorite activity, I know this is no secret as you did a similar thing when you told Augusto to swap out the treat for Yam his favorite

  37. ElskaBa says:

    amazing to see how far huckleberry has come from a small baby all the way now to a big plum stealing guy!

  38. BlueBoxFive says:

    I can't believe how big he's gotten! He's a real chonker.

  39. Michael Bushee says:

    Huck's gotten so big!

  40. carschmn says:

    How much does he weigh now?

  41. Michael Lol says:

    Wow lucky beaver, I would move in

  42. Janet N. says:

    This was adorable! I cheered when Huckleberry took the treat from Augusto!

  43. David Jameson says:

    Huckleberry is such an adorable big chonk. <3

  44. eurasianchica says:

    You and Augusto are so cute!

  45. Hanna Øverlie says:

    He is so cute, I can’t even!

  46. Roxy Mitchell says:

    So cute!

  47. Gyarren says:

    It's wonderful to see Huckleberry out and about! I love how he holds food in his little hands!

  48. meh says:

    Look at that wild Raticate! I need a poke ball

  49. John Bass says:

    I can totally relate: I need a fence around my yard to keep me out of trouble too. I may or may not chew fruit trees.

  50. MadHatt3r says:

    Oooh! Is it normal for beavers to have gray/blue eyes or is huck special? 😀

  51. Flying Kiwi says:

    The tiny floof has become a great big gallumph! Oh my gosh

  52. Gwen Mary says:

    This is such a feel-good-video. Huckleberry is amazingly cute and you and Augusto have such a nice aura about you 🙂

  53. Aidan Langford says:

    Awe so cute!!! Why haven’t y’all filled his pool up all the way? I know you were nervous do to to his ataxia and the risk of aspirating water, but said you would do it later? Are you still not sure if he will be okay?

  54. Hello Klieo says:

    it's been a while. great to see Augusto!

  55. Maggie Kennedy says:

    He is the most majestic rodent. I love that I can recognize similiar gesture and behaviors between Huckleberry and my rats

  56. Sonja Johnson says:

    So happy to see Huckleberry again!

  57. TheShadowofDormin says:

    As a Canadian I love seeing the beaver since it's our national animal but I think each province has it's own national animal and I live in Manitoba so I always love seeing the Bison and how weirdly big the alpha male is compare to the other ones and how he can always remain between a female and the pack even if you chase them or they chase you. This comment was actually supposed to be about letting your husband hold the clicker and give the treats

  58. Flowers Storms says:

    Such a wonderful video! Huckleberry is adorable and it's lovely to see him going on an adventure. It's really good to see him building a trust bond with Augusto, and it's always good to see Augusto on camera – you guys are an amazing team.

  59. ForestDew says:

    I was surprised. I thought Augusto also takes care of the animals.

  60. Don't, Jimm says:

    Wonderful video! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Geneviève Daoust says:

    I love that your chanel is getting more and more focused on the behavior part of these animals, and we can clearly see that you have a lot of experience with it! And i love that you use this platform to inform people about animal behavior because it's something that sooo many people are misinformed about, or sometimes not informed at all. Thanks for your hard work!

  62. Jo T. v.Z. says:

    I love him!!!

  63. Gunter the penguin says:

    Haha what a silly boi! 😂
    I just love the way he walks and his silly rond bean-bod! x3

  64. From Scratch Aunty Bindy says:

    Oh my HEART! I'd build that trustbond patiently over months n years just get 1 cuddle from Huck! Even if he smells bad LOL I'd buy a lifesized Huck toy for sure, maybe that's a fundraising idea? 😉😉

  65. A. Bookmonkey says:

    Gus and Jessie are so sweet together! I love seeing their family thrive

  66. Natalie 654789 says:

    If beavers are nocturnal why do they also have poor eye sight? Seems a bit counterintuitive of evolution :p

  67. Maire Ni Laoi says:

    You are Too hyper and talk too much

  68. Seniko Usenia says:

    ~You's Should Post "MOTION SENSORS" On The
    Outskirts Of The Fence, (In Case Of A "DIG OUT!"

  69. mlm2167 says:

    Huckleberry is so big now❣️So adorable with freezing and his tongue is out! Yuck with plum. Great outing…good beaver!

  70. Cantimule says:

    I was as excited to see Augusto as I was Huck <3

  71. Grinnar says:

    These videos always bring me hope for humanity. Your organization is full of wonderful people.

    Thank you.

  72. culwin says:

    When mom wakes you up for breakfast on Saturday

  73. amaccoy says:

    5:24 I felt that rejection…

  74. Ken S says:

    He's lovely! Are they normally that big or is he a little porker?

  75. 33goodwitch says:

    Love all of these types of videos!!!!! seeing the animals lives like is so nice! and Huckleberry is sooooooo adorable!!!

  76. Quedote lancine says:

    I wish you would have clicked when he took from Augusto. Clicker training their relationship?

  77. Luke Thomas says:

    I love you give a home to animals like Huckleberry who would have trouble in the wild.

  78. TeeMother says:

    Huckleberry's gotten so big!

  79. Cavy Navy says:

    Huckleberry💕 Love this "little guy" so much.
    You guys are awesome by the way.
    A house for a beaver!!💕💕💕😍🤗

  80. robert says:

    wow he's a chonk now 🙂

  81. Kendal K. says:

    Fat boi!

  82. Eileen Lester says:

    Won't Huckleberry try to eat the inside of the house!?

  83. Eileen Lester says:

    Love beavers! 💜

  84. BadLeaders says:

    Jessi, Huckleberry sure is a fluffy beaver! lol

  85. Otherwise Healthy says:

    Gratuitous positive Augusto comment!
    Seriously, this video had it all: wary and mischievous beaver, rare Augusto sighting, facility progress update, Jessi as per usual!

  86. RXP91 says:

    What a dose of happiness in the morning! New to the channel – subscribed 🙂

  87. SharkeyBruhaha says:

    <3 Huck, such a big adorable boy. Will always remember your lovely baby noises reaching out for food

  88. - B o b a - - T e a - says:

    Hey Jessi! Me and my cousin are trying to train my dog for the first time ever. He's still pretty young, around 2 years old. We wanted to know if you could give us any tips. We are focusing on teaching him jumping. But any tips on the topic of dog training could help us. Thank you.

  89. Jocelyne cupcake says:

    Huckleberry's so sweet and adorable! He's so calm too. Kind of like Norbert form Angry Beavers, he's the calm one of the two beaver brothers

  90. Woman of Substance says:

    I am curious: is there a real reason that a beaver should not eat a green plum, or was your concern based only on the fact that YOU would not want to eat it that green?

  91. Grizzly Country says:

    Jessi is gorgeous.

  92. V. Hansen says:

    That was fun to watch

  93. jedifrogmstr says:

    Too cute

  94. Edie Koller says:

    Great video Jessi…. Huckleberry is so adorable. It's wonderful that you fenced your yard and the animals can get out and do walkabouts.

  95. UK Medic says:

    When he stops and lifts his front left paw does that mean is he nervous or afraid? I know dogs do that when they're unsure..just curious of maybe it is the same with beavers. Thank you

  96. PainterforBeginners says:

    I love beavers and he seems very happy and calm. I am happy to see him being happy and in a comfortable caring environment! He’s made so much progression and I am so happy to see him learn and be happy.

  97. Sean Breslin says:

    I'm trying sooooo hard not make a beaver joke!😭

  98. Dennis Eldridge says:

    Hey, Wynona's been looking for ya, Huck!

  99. Rebekah Bridges-Tervydis says:

    That was fascinating. I would love to see these more in depth looks at those behaviors of these delightful animals. You do such an awesome job. And, well done Agusto!

  100. Scott Johnson says:

    This beaver has a very happy safe life, especially given his conditions. glad to see him doing well.

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