"Beavers have a definite preference for the trees they like to eat. Preferred tree species include alder, aspen, apple, birch, cherry, cottonwood, poplar and willow." (beaversolutions.com). I'm still laughing! My reincarnation hypothesis stands!
If you need a good scare, here's a new one from Tater.
Tater: I wish our house had a secret passageway.
Me: Me too! I've always wanted one!
Tater: ....except it would be full of clowns.