This is a beast from an upcoming book – a bestiary with the illustrations of John Prentiss Benson.
The bebruz is known as the king of the beavers and it dreams big, working tirelessly to dam the oceans. Its greatest success came a few thousand years ago when it succeeded in damming off the Great Lakes of North America from the Atlantic Ocean. It recruits the smaller true beavers to its work. However, as they are unaccustomed to the ocean’s strength and impetuousness, they rarely last long before being swept away to distant shores.