Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy as a beaver

Our river has a noticeable population of busy beavers. Almost every time we go for a walk along the river, there's new activity visible. We have never seen them at work, but occasionally we see them swimming in the river.

We have to stand very still, because if they see us, they immediately submerge--never to be seen again . . . until the next time, anyway, which could be a week or longer. But the amazing ability of a small mammal to fell a tree is greatly admired by the people who live at our house.

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