Giant Prehistoric Beaver The Size Of A Bear Found In Canada

It's the kind of thing that you thought was only possible in nightmares but this is no joke.

Part of a beaver skull was discovered in 2017 in a gravel pit in Manitoba. But this isn't just any beaver. This was a giant prehistoric beaver as large as a freakin' bear!

These giant beavers roamed North America during the ice age. They stood around 2.5 metres tall and weighed up to 100 kilograms.

Compared to the prehistoric Castoroides ohioensis, the normal-sized beaver's tooth looks itty bitty. This is only the fourth specimen to ever be found in Canada.