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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.

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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.

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This is how it appeared last year.

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With the den in the middle of the pond.

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The following photos are what I found Friday morning.

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The dam above and below the den has been breeched.

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Leaving the den to look like this.

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

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8 Responses to “Disappointed: The Beaver Den”


  1. 1 Sofia
    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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