Okay - now I am seriously ANNOYED at the beavers. We went for a walk to the other side of the lake today and we counted 7 trees that have gnawed all the way around - and many more with patches gnawed out of them. You can see 6 of them just in this one little area. There is no hope for the trees that have gnawed all the way around - they will die :(
Now even though we all know it is really MY park it is technically owned by the city we live in and I am NOT happy they are not doing something to protect the trees. There is actually staff that live at the park and it is also a place RV's can stay. These damaged trees are also going to be a big risk to people and doggies that use the park. Today we found beaver foot prints and the 'runs' as Mom calls them - where you can see where the beaver(s) have been coming and going in and out the water - they are like tunnels in the grass. Mom has sent these pics to the local TV station in the hope they will show people what is happening over there and start doing something to protect the trees. Hopefully they can catch the beavers and move them somewhere else. It makes Mom sad cause she loves beavers but she loves trees too.