Beaver is the best meat Ive ever eaten. Seriously it is better than deer meat any day. Took a ziploc baggy full of beaver I had fried up and was eating on it through out the day. While I was out of my truck this smartass decides to jump in and grab a handful. After he had him a big mouthful I said "how do you like that rodent?" He promptly spit it out and started gagging. Very easy to skin and very tender. My father says they use to put the tail in the oven then put it in beans like bacon. i didnt care to try the tail but the beaver itself is like a cross between squirrel and rabbit. I love it!