Friday, April 11, 2008

it looks like something from the set of Grizzly Adams

Ummm, apparently another critter has taken up residence. I called my neighbor to vent about my close call with a vole (I saw it running from shrub-to-shrub via the front window). While checking window views for signs of other voles, I spotted this in our pond. It wasn't there before (click HERE for proof). This is what it looks like now:

Funny thing is, my neighbor and I had spotted some large burrows on the hill near another pond behind our property. After some thorough Googling and discussion, we're pretty sure a beaver has moved into the neighborhood.

Lucky for us.

Not only do we have one of North America's most prolific mammals taking over the yard, we now have a beaver, the world's second largest rodent.


I can't wait to see what new adventure tomorrow brings...

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Amy said...

A beaver would be kind of cool to see! Maybe it will eat the field mice! Did you consider a muskrat already? Just part of the fun living near wetlands...and way better than having skunks nearby. :)

Tina Vega said...

Eeeewww! One of our neighbors did see a skunk down the road, crossing the street... hopefully it will stay there. If it's a beaver, they only eat vegetation. If it's a muskrat, they will at least eat frogs (we've had issues with them as well).