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?