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Beaver found on Ramsgate beach ‘taken for assessment’

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A beaver found on the beach in Thanet will be assessed over the coming days.

The "extremely rare" sighting of the beaver was between Dumpton Gap in Broadstairs and East Cliff in Ramsgate yesterday (March 25).

The Coastguard, RSPCA and Wildwood trust were sent to the scene to assess the animal.

Margate Coastguard confirmed on social media that the beaver was being assessed to see if any treatment was needed.

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It’s not unusual for seals to be found on the beach but finding a beaver is said to be extremely rare.

The public have been warned that if they do see an animal like this on the beach they should not approach it.

The beaver was spotted on the Thanet beach yesterday (March 25)

A statement from HM Coastguard in Margate said: “HM Coastguard Margate were tasked by UK Coastguard to reports from a member of the public of a beaver on the beach between Dumpton Gap and East Cliff in Ramsgate.

“On arrival it was extremely rare to see but there was indeed a beaver on the beach. The RSPCA were also tasked along with The Wildwood trust from Canterbury to assess it.

"The animal was taken away for assessment and any treatment that is needed.

"It is extremely rare to see a wild animal like this on our beaches but we urge that if you do come across something like this, please do not approach and Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"We will be able to arrive on scene and after assessment get the appropriate services that best suit the situation.

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