The beavers are back!

Beavers are beautiful, hard-working creatures but so destructive.  My husband has tore out their dams  seven or eight times since July and the varmints are back.  I don’t think they ever left to tell the truth but just waiting.  I want to share some pictures of the water they hold back and the trees they destroy to make their home.

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The hutch is the mound behind and to the right of the fence.

The hutch is the mound behind and to the right of the fence.

Old trees they've taken down that Eddie pulled out of the dam.

Old trees they’ve taken down that Eddie pulled out of the dam.

Tree they started bringing down during the night.

Tree they started bringing down during the night.

Water backed up above the dam and on the pasture is over three feet deep and getting deeper each night.

Water backed up above the dam and on the pasture is over three feet deep and getting deeper each night.

Another tree taken down during the night.

Another tree taken down during the night.

Pasture covered with water above the dam.

Pasture covered with water above the dam.

What used to be a narrow stream is now a river running through the pasture.

What used to be a narrow stream is now a river running through the pasture.

He pulls out all of the limbs and when the beavers rebuild they never re-use the old limbs.

The dam is probably 30-45 feet across.

Eddie pulling the dam apart.  He hopes if he tears it up every week they'll leave.  I have my doubts.

Eddie pulling the dam apart. He hopes if he tears it up every week they’ll leave. I have my doubts.

 

The dam break a little larger and the sound of the water rushing through sounds like a major waterway.

The dam break a little larger and the sound of the water rushing through sounds like a major waterway.

It's hard work pulling out the engineering of the beavers.

It’s hard work pulling out the engineering of the beavers.

The dam is probably 30-45 feet across.

Eddie tries to put several gaps in the dam.

Eddie tries to put several gaps in the dam.

He pulls out all of the limbs and when the beavers rebuild they never re-use the old limbs.

At this point the water is not quite as loud or rushing.

At this point the water is not quite as loud or rushing.

Downstream the river is becoming wider.

Downstream the river is becoming wider.

 

Up close look at the gap in the dam.

Up close look at the gap in the dam.

The water is up about 3 ft on the fence posts.

The water is up about 3 ft on the fence posts.

Pile of brush and tree limbs pulled from the dam.

Pile of brush and tree limbs pulled from the dam.

4 responses to “The beavers are back!

  1. Bloody pests, eh? Are they useful for anything?
    But they are native to the North American continent???

    The pests we have here were really all imported – rabbits,
    foxes, camels, water buffaloes and my real “bete noir”, the
    most horrible bird on the planet – the INDIAN MYRNA!!!
    These little murderous monsters kill all other species of
    lovely bird life – you would have no need for your bird feeders!

    Be forever VIGILANT for these little feathered monsters.
    Alert all your friends to what they look like – Wikipedia
    has photos. Do not listen to any “nut case bird lover”
    who will tell you that they are God’s creatures – they are
    the bloody harlots of the DEVIL himself!
    Some idiot nutter MAY try and smuggle a pair into your
    continent and these creatures of the devil breed like demented and sex-craved rabbits or guinea pigs!!

    The idiot Western Australian bureaucrat in the 1920’s who
    in collusion with the Imperial British Colonial masters of India who
    THOUGHT that these wretched birds would eat some Western Australian wheat bug, checked before the importation he would have
    found that they did not like this bug!!! May this/these bureaucratic person/s ROT in hell.

    ( OK – end of rave and ran – BUT be vigilant – you have been warned! and tell your friends!!!)

    Good luck with you knitting whatever – other blog report.
    Rain has stopped – today is fine and with all the moisture in the
    ground and air – “SAUNA-VILLE” again – but storms are expected
    in the late afternoon and for tomorrow – AUSTRALIA DAY 26th January.

    Late getting up 7.00 am – tennis until 11.00 pm!!!

    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: I am sure I would prefer our college PE instructor to a bloody Myna Bird by 1000%.

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    • See in my fury with these birds of the devil my blood pressure was going through the roof – should read – “END OF RAVE AND RANT”!!
      Not ‘rave and ran’ – bloody Indian Myrnas!

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  2. They really should create a reality show called “Beaver Wars”. That would be a fun one to watch!!

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  3. leave it to beavers – none on our property – also, we have no stream. When it rains a lot (yesterday) we have significant puddles.

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