A Virginia woman is seeking the Guinness World Record for her collection of beavers.

Lori Gongaware began her collection in 1996 as a joke, but quickly collecting beaver became a hobby. Beavers now fill her entire home.

She's got beaver coffee cups, stampers, pencil sharpeners, bottle openers, and even a beaver tattoo.

The current Guinness World Record for "beaver-related item collecting" is 717, but she's got it beat at 1,456.

"It makes me happy, the nice thing about collecting beavers it's not like collecting teddy bears, with teddy bears there's so many of them but beavers, they're so hard to find."


 

This morning, we got a hold of her over the phone, and Murph took the lead on the interview.

 

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