Two adult beavers chowing down
One of my goals this year was to photograph a beaver in the wild. Spring, summer and fall, my husband and I saw beaver lodges but no beavers. Well, not quite true. One evening I saw a beaver but it saw me before I could click the shutter.
With less than two weeks till the end of 2011, my mission was a failure until...
One adult walked out onto thin ice and then dove in.
last Saturday when we spotted what looked like an active lodge. My husband spotted one beaver. YAY!
Then I saw TWO! They were at the edge of their lodge eating "yummy" branches. I think their meal must have tasted great because we could hear the beavers crunching the wood and bark.
Adult checking up on its kit
After a few minutes, one beaver shopped munching and headed out for a swim. Brrr. It must have heard its kit surface in a water hole in the ice a few feet away. Then a second kit appeared. And a third.
Adult and three kits swimming in a pool surrounded by ice
So not only had a I seen a beaver in the wild...but I got to see and photograph five of them!
My next goal is to get a great closeup. And now I know where to look.
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