Saturday, November 29, 2014

The beaver boys are gnawing again !

Oh my dog - the beavers are gnawing again !!! We went to MY park yesterday and straight away noticed all the damaged trees - in the same spot where they were damaged before (the park people actually cut all those trees down as they were in danger of being blown over) Mom says she thinks the beavers are actually stuck in the lake as the water level has dropped to the lowest we ever seen it in three years and the little creeks they follow to get in and out of the lake are all dried up. This is a picture of their lodge but now you can actually walk out to it as the water has receded that much and it is much bigger (Mom forget to get a new pic of it) In total we counted 12 trees that have been gnawed on and four that have been completely ring-barked.  (Ring-barked is an Aussie term and it means when an entire ring of bark around the tree has been removed - this causes the tree to die). As much as Mom loves the beavers she also LOVES trees and hates to see this many being damaged.


  1. Kind of a no win situation....the beavers or the trees. We've been wondering about those beavers and where they went. Too bad they couldn't have moved into an area where the tree damage wouldn't be noticed so much.

    Guess they're getting ready for winter.

  2. They got to get busy building their house
    Lily & Edward

  3. Thinks that's the first time that I can say, we have them here too LOL. During the last years the Beavers raised a big family and they made redheads from all trees around... and I thought they are funny guys like Dagget and Norbert of Nickelodeon ... but they are as evil as Justin the Beaver :o)
    Easy Rider

  4. How exciting, you are clever pups knowing all this info on the beavers, we don't have anything as interesting around here.
    Usually if our tress get damaged it's 'cos Dad's been out with his new chainsaw (and that's some scary sight I can tell you !)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Those beaver boys are sure aggressive chewers! Look at the poor trees!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Thats a shame. I guess it's part of nature, but I would be sick over losing those tress.

  7. Oh my goodness, that's a lot of tree damage. We had beavers at this lake too years ago..every night they took down one tree on my parent's lot till almost all were gone. They were stealth beavers, no one ever saw them!

  8. Wow those beavers are . . . busy as beavers!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Holy Saw Dust!!! Lookie at those trees!!! Man, those are busy little beavers indeed! I sure hopes they don't damage too many trees.
    Ruby ♥

  10. I would think beavers have always killed trees to make their homes, but it is a bummer to ruin the trees like that. Tough situation.

  11. That ring is pretty far up the tree. I've never seen that before. We don't live near the water, so I don't see beavers. (The alligators may keep them away)

  12. We now understand where the phrase "busy beaver" comes from!
    Wally & Sammy


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