Thursday, September 24, 2020

Snatched a Picture of a Beaver



 Well that headline should hit the search engines for guys looking for an entirely different kind of beaver.  This is the aquatic rodent kind.  In the first picture, just below the shoreline, slightly to the right of center, the dark lump sticking out of the water is the head of a beaver.  A very fast swimmer, it took me a way along the trail to catch up and be a point where I had an unobstructed view.  Occasionally he or she would flick the tail out of the water. I have seen evidence, in the form of trees being gnawed on along the trail. This was the first time this year I had seen one in the water.  As the vegetation dies down for winter, beaver sightings will be more common.  One morning I was listening to the morning traffic report, traffic was backed up on the George Washington Parkway inbound because of a large beaver crossing the road.  Why did the beaver cross the road? To vote blue in the next election.  


Seen any aquatic rodents recently? 

15 comments:

  1. Thank god the animal not........

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    1. Someone posted a photo of a badger recently

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  2. Have to take you word for it about the beaver but it must have been quite exciting. We have nothing like a beaver here but I like the way they can dam waterways.

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  3. That headline will not only attract some readers, it will scare some a way, too.

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  4. dam those beavers (see what I did there?). you live with a wicked hamster. no aquatic rodents seen out here in the philly burbs. and thank you for not showing THAT other beaver - YUCK!

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    1. Some would differ with you. Not all, but some.

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    2. yeah, I know...to each her/his own...

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  5. A beaver? Surely you mean a crotch rodent instead.

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    1. Swimming in that water, rodent

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  6. That blue voting beaver is a smart one! It's been many, many years since I've seen a beaver at work.

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    1. Beavers are more plentiful than in the past

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  7. I think I heard of some awful beaver take over (somewhere in Canada) destroying the environment and being terrors.

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