Chubby Beaver Performs Beauty Ritual in Saskatchewan

A chubby beaver was spotted on a fall day engaging in a careful grooming routing in a wooded area near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

On August 23, wildlife enthusiast Michael Digout captured footage of the beaver cleaning itself near a pond before diving into the water.

“Beavers have to spread oil through their fur on a daily basis to stay waterproof,” Digout wrote to Storyful. “They do this using their teeth, hands and a split toe-nail on the second toe of their hind foot.” Credit: Michael Digout via Storyful