A burrowing forest-dwelling rodent occurring only on the west coast of North America. Also called sewellel.
- Aplodontia rufa, the only member of the family Aplodontidae.
- This legislation would have allowed the use of traps on moles, gophers and mountain beavers, and provided additional protections for livestock.
- A few years ago, after clearing a slope obscured by fallen trees and nettles for use as a rhododendron glen, they discovered mountain beavers.
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