Wildlife officials in San Jose are excited about the discovery that a family of beavers has made a home in the Guadalupe River and see it as a sign of the river's health amid an urban environment, ABC7 News is reporting.

"This is tremendously significant because the last reported beaver in the Santa Clara Valley were 1855. That's 158 years ago," beaver expert Rick lanman told the station.

The animals have been spotted near the park trail on the Downtown San Jose river.

Nature photographer Greg Kerekes, using cameras with night-vision lenses, in the past couple weeks has captured video of a mother and two yearlings feeding along the river in the dark.

Kerekes said it appears the mother is pregnant.

"They have chosen this spot to raise the young, so we should be seeing some baby beavers pretty soon here," Kerekes told ABC7 News. He was also able to capture sound of the beavers chatting with each other.

Read the full story and link to videos at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=9060787



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