ANIMAL-loving England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has had a beaver hide planned into a new £3.5m home.
If planning consent is granted for the development in The Cotswolds, the footballer will be able to peer at a colony of the water-dwelling rodents living nearby from a special built-in hide.
And while Rio is busy ogling the dam-building neighbours, the state-of-the-art house will be busy looking out for paparazzi – and firing beams of light at them to ruin any pictures they’re planning on taking.
It also has an outdoor pool.
Work on the house for Ferdinand was in its “early days” and planning permission had not been submitted, said architect John Pardey.
He added: “Every year we build about half a dozen very beautiful contemporary houses in a modern form.”