Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We Have A Beaver






I actually have a beaver chopping down a tree in my backyard! We have a creek that runs through our yard. It's a pretty big creek too, about twenty feet deep and wide. It all started last year when we had a huge flood. The creek is usually pretty low, most times you can see the bottom. Here is a picture from the start of last years flood. The tree Bucky is chopping down is on the right.



Here is a picture of the flood waters getting higher, and into my yard. I won't post anymore flood pics, but the water surrounded my house, thanks to all my sand bagging efforts, the water never got in my house!





Flash forward to this summer. Now we have all kinds of wildlife in our yard! because of the flood so many animals were displaced. Bambi lived in my yard most of the summer.





Remember the tree in the first picture, well, Bucky the Beaver is chopping it down. This is a huge cottonwood tree. See in between the two trees, I think that is where Bucky and his family live now. They are building a Damn.


Here is a closer look! Bucky only comes out a night, so I am not able to get a good picture of him. I will keep you posted on his progress!


7 comments:

shellpole said...

How interesting! Love checking out your fabulous photos and reading up on the story!

i {heart} papers said...

This is so awesome. I love your nature documentary! :)

specialcraftmom4 said...

VERY interesting! Would love to see him at work!

Jennie said...

You have certainly got yourself a beaver! Great pictures!

Kirstin said...

wow! I am so envious of having nature right in your backyard!! awesome commentary and photos!

Kristin said...

too funny :-)

Janelle said...

Came over to see your beautiful sleigh sold at IHP and kept scrolling down to see all the rest of your beautiful cards. What a wonderful opportunity to see nature right in your own backyard. Even if they might tear down an otherwise healthy tree for living quarters. LOL Thank you for sharing!