Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Beaver Lodge and Duckies

Even though it was 35 degrees yesterday Mom braved the cold to take us for a walk and go and feed the duckies and check out what the beavers had been up to. We had quite the flock gather for some food today, geese, ducks and those funny little black bird - not sure what they are but they sure were hungry. Mr Tuffy was there as usual (he is Mom's most favorite duck - he has a tuft of feathers on his head if you look right in the middle of the first photo you can see him). There was domestic white geese, grey lag geese, Canada geese, mallard ducks and some pretty hybrid mallards too.













Next we headed over to see what those naughty beavers had been up to. They have sadly gnawed on even more trees and there is 4 that they have almost gnawed right through. Mom wonders what instinct it is they have to gnaw and fell live trees rather then use all the branches that are already on the ground. As you can see MY lake is very low - Mom thinks it has dropped between 8-12 feet - personally we think all those darn ducks and beavers are drinking it all!













Here is there lodge from both sides and you can see in the background of the second photo the trees they have been gnawing on. Now some of you noticed that the gnawing seemed high up on the tree - that is because those crafty little buggers stand upright to gnaw - they use their tail and back feet to balance them and hold onto the tree with their front paws plus they use the sharp claws they have on their front paws to rip away the bark. 














Christmas Card Count
Us 5 - Peeps 0

23 comments:

  1. Those beavers are clever little critters aren't they?
    And that's quite a nest thingy they've built!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. I'd like to live in there! It looks nice!

    Be careful walking under those damaged trees. I worry that if it is windy, one might fall down!

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  3. LOL those beavers are well naughty. Did not realise they stand up to gnaw. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. It's still so beautiful there at your lake my friends. I love the duckies. Sometimes mom takes me to the college where they have a little lake with duckies. I like to watch when mom feeds them... of course I might snort at them but I think they like it - snorts. Those beavers do make a big place don't they? XOXO - Bacon
    P.S. I got your card - ya'll are the bestest! I did mine over the weekend. Hopefully you should be getting it soon :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, those beavers have been busy!

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  6. We cannot believe how strong those little guys are.
    stella rose

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  7. What a fun walk. Those beavers seen pesty.

    Wags
    Oreo

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  8. I bet all the ducks of your whole country swim in YOUR lake now. Now wonder that the Chesapeake-Team saw not one as they searched for their christmas duck :o) I never saw such a giant a crib of a beaver, has it an interesting smell?
    Easy Rider

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  9. Those beavers sure do leave big teefer marks. I wonder if they is going to stay there? The lake we go to in NC had beavers, then when we went back the next year they had "gone". Mom said they must have "run away" or something....

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  10. Those beavers are quite talented
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Those beaver guys are NOT gonna be Happy about the water being gone from around their Lodge.
    BUTT it is sooooo cool to see what parts of it USED to be Under the water.

    Love the Card count... this is the FUNNIEST time of the year... We get our REVENGE fur all the stuffs our peeps do to us the other 11 months of the year. BaaaaaWaaaaah.

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  12. That beaver action is amazing. But I would love to swim with those duckies!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. Naughty beavers - but the ducks are cool too see!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  14. You sure have a variety of duckies. We have just the same sort around us...very boring.

    Those beavers are industrious--even if they're destructive.

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  15. One thing is for sure, those beavers could use a good architect as their house is not the most beautiful thing ever!

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  16. To be so cold ...you gots a lake full of Ducks and stuffs!

    The Mad Scots

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  17. We were going to also comment on the disarray of the beavers home - looks like they need some lessons in neatness - BOL

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  18. Those beavers sure must have been thirsty. The lake is super low.

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  19. Grrr busy beavers.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  20. Beavers can be nasty. Best stay away from them Reilly and Denny. Did your mom get one of those heated jackets?

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  21. I woulda luved to bark dose ducks.

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  22. Crikey ..... that nest is amazing. AND they chope down trees with their TEETH!! Struth!! they must have BIG teeth. do you ever see the beavers or do they hide all the time like our platypus??

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  23. Wow...those beavers are pretty good engineers even if they are destructive!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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