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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.