Beavers were often pictured in medieval bestiaries as dog-like animals, sought by hunters for the medicinal value of their testicles and prone, as a means of self-preservation, to biting them off and running away without them. Here's an example from folio 33v of Philippe de Thaon's translation of Bestiarius, made in England around 1300.
"Eleven beavers were released on three lochs in Knapdale Forest in May. However the project team said one had since died and two others are missing".
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