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