Ever wanted to know what was the mascot of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology?
Well of course, nature's own engineer. It's the beaver. Those little buggers are pretty good at creating dams to raise water levels. Flooding roadways and backyards. Their bungalows are created below water with many layers to protect them from the elements and predators. Busy beavers indeed!
This beaver here looks as though he is the predator sneaking up on the human.
But alas... he is a model used to lead parades in the early 1900's. On this occasion the beaver was looking for a new campus in Cambridge across the river from it's old cramped campus in Boston. I wonder if he was eyeing the Charles River as a spot for a new dam?