Disappointed: The Beaver Den

Last year, while on a weekend camping trip, my dad and I discovered a Beaver pond.  It had two well developed dams and a beautiful example of a Beaver den smack-dab in the middle of that pond.


I took a few photos, but because it was the last day of the weekend and I had to return to work, I didn’t get a chance to just sit on the complex.  I’ve thought about going back over there and taking more photos and also of getting photos of the Beavers as well.


This is how it appeared last year.


With the den in the middle of the pond.


The following photos are what I found Friday morning.


The dam above and below the den has been breeched.


Leaving the den to look like this.


This is the opening to the den, which typically would be below the waterline.  So, for whatever reason, this Beaver complex has been abandoned.


8 Responses to “Disappointed: The Beaver Den”

  1. May 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Awww, hopefully they found a new place to call home.

  2. May 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Beavers are cool little creatures … so artistic by nature, and such industrious little engineers. Too bad, a lot of people can only see their destructive side, and it’s usually when man is impeding on the beaver’s territory that they damn (pun intended) them the most. 😉

  3. May 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I remember reading a beautiful fictional story about a beaver den when I was a kid – I wish I could remember the name of it.

  4. 4 narhvalur
    May 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Very educative post and interesting! Ann

  5. 5 Randy Roberts
    May 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Exactly what I’m trying to find out, Sofia. If they moved or were removed.

  6. 6 Randy Roberts
    May 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’m not sure what is going on with this complex. There is no impeding, because it is on protected land. I think they may have moved further downstream — closer to food sources.

  7. 7 Randy Roberts
    May 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I read lots when I was a kid, but that was so long ago.

  8. 8 Randy Roberts
    May 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Thank you, Ann.

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