Mom and Dad took us to MY park today but we saw something strange there.....something has been chomping on MY trees - without MY permission !!!!!! Back home in Australia they call this 'ring-barking' a bad bad practice some farmers use to kill off trees.
Now we are not sure if it is a beaver or a deer. We have seen deer prints along the lake edge recently and we didn't think there was any beavers around here but recently there was a story on our local TV news about some beavers that have been causing havoc with the trees over at the mall. It appears there is a big drainage ditch over by the mall (Mom says it is big enough to be called a stream) and some beavers have made their way along there and took up residence near the mall - home and shopping in one we guess :) Anyhoo - we are thinking maybe the beavers have followed the drainage ditches all the way to MY lake and park. We saw 3 trees that have gnawed upon. I gave it a thorough sniffing and there was certainly something strange smelling around the trees.
Thanks Mom and Dad for braving the cold and taking us walkies......it was deceptive - it is so bright and sunny today but it is also on 40 degrees. I know - not as cold as some of you but to Mom is is FREEZING - she was rugged up more than a polar bear.