Finally I managed to get some closer beaver shots this evening. I saw one swimming by and it was pretty light out, so I headed down to where it was going and he swam around about 20 feet from me. Cute!
Oh okay, bye.
Sorry, at this angle it's too hard to see the tail, but I've taken plenty of tailish photos from my deck above (see here). One of these days I'll get some of a beaver out on land, but so far I have only taken very distant ones like that once. They just hardly ever get out of the water in a place where people can see them.