Posts Tagged ‘Beaver Dam

06
May
12

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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06
Jun
11

The Beaver Pond

Yesterday, I mentioned  I saw a mother duck with her ducklings swimming on a beaver pond.  The first thing we noticed had been the the beaver’s home, which looks like a pile of sticks.

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Other signs around the pond pointed to a beaver’s handiwork, such as gnawed down trees.

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The dam, or dam complex would be more correct, has been there for so long that it has become overgrown with vegetation.

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Here’s another shot of the same section of the dam…

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Unfortunately, we found this dam late on Saturday.  The sun and I were not in agreement and the shots are mostly into the sun.  Here’s a shot of the section of the dam leading to the house.

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I’ll have to go back some morning and setup near the dam and see if I can get some shots of the residents.




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