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Beaver captured near Tempe Town Lake released into wild

PHOENIX — A beaver captured near Tempe Town Lake has been released at a ranch near Wickenburg, a Game and Fish official said.

The beaver was released near the XO Ranch, spokeswoman Amy Burnett said.

The critter was trapped in a construction zone in mid-January. It was captured and rehabilitated for a month prior to its release.

Burnett said beavers are a common sight along the Salt River, which feeds into Tempe Town Lake.

KTAR’s Jessica Suerth contributed to this report.