Thursday, November 8, 2012

See Beautiful Friday

My Vickie has a new favorite critter. 
Unfortunately it is a rodent....
Yes it is true Tank. 
My Vickie has completely fallen
in love with "The Beaver"
So today our "See Beautiful" Friday
is an education into the lives of
"The Beaver"
Wednesday John and Trigger hiked
up to one of their favorite spots and
spent the day with a beaver family. 
Momma, Papa, and three little ones.

Papa and Momma were busy working on the lodge. 
As winter is close (like tomorrow) getting
a food supply and finishing thir home is imperative.
They were traveling up a steep incline to a
stand of aspens and then dragging the
cut trees down to the dam.
Good ole John decided to help so he went
up and brought some big stuff down for them.
Yep, he just climbed that hill and dragged
a couple of big fallen trees down.
Which began a unique friendship
between man and animal.

John has a special bond with nature
and its beautiful wildlife. 
Often as he sat patiently waiting for
the perfect picture, he would look up
to find himself within feet of a curious Moose,
Mountain Goats, and on this day,
a family of Beaver.
(you probably wonder where
My Vickie and I are these times. 
Well neither one of us has too much
sittin patience so we are usually off
checking out other things or at home being lazy)
So Join us if you will on our
See Beautiful Blog Hop and have
a beautiful day filled with
all things beautiful.

We copied a little info on the beaver for you
if you are interested, plus we marked
some stuff we found very cool.

Beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams, and building their homes (known as "lodges") in the resulting pond.
They use powerful front teeth to cut trees and other plants that they use both for building and for food.

They are known for their alarm signal: when startled or frightened, a swimming beaver will rapidly dive while forcefully slapping the water with its broad tail, audible over great distances above and below water.

Beavers are slow on land, but are good swimmers, and can stay under water for as long as 15 minutes3]

Beavers do not hibernate, but store sticks and logs in a pile in their ponds, eating the underbark. Some of the pile is generally above water and accumulates snow in the winter. This insulation of snow often keeps the water from freezing in and around the food pile, providing a location where beavers can breathe when outside their lodge.

Beavers have webbed hind-feet, and a broad, scaly tail. They have poor eyesight, but keen senses of hearing, smell, and touch. A beaver's teeth grow continuously so that they will not be worn down by chewing on wood.[4] Their four incisors are composed of hard orange enamel on the front and a softer dentin on the back. The chisel-like ends of incisors are maintained by their self-sharpening wear pattern.

Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives. Adult specimens weighing over 25 kg (55 lb) are not uncommon. Females are as large as or larger than males of the same age, which is uncommon among mammals. Beavers live up to 24 years of age in the wild.


GOOSE said...

Yea beavers are cool and beautiful. I like their sticks and still have the beaver sticks my MOM brought back for me from the mountains. Some say I am part beaver. What do you think.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! HUGE and I saw a glimpse of SMILE. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy This Moment See Beautiful Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

3 doxies said...

Uh Bert, I thinks I needs to have a talk with your Vickie cuz I hunt beavers. Well no, not really but I would like to...they look like ground hogs.
Dat was nice of John to helps them with their wood fur their house.

Hey, they has some weird toofers huh?


The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy has always been fascinated with the Beaver tail. Their teeth look like it could chomp off a finger or two!

Beloved said...

I never thought to see beauty in beavers...but why not? There is beauty everywhere. Thank you for the reminder.
Peace and good.

Mitch and Molly said...

We never knew that their toofies were orange. They kinda look like Chiclets gum, huh!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Quick...someone get that guy a box of Crest White Strips! Just sayin'!


Anonymous said...

at the first look I thought it is Justin Beaver ;o) our beavers in the pond near my village are much smaller than yours

Anonymous said...

That is a pretty neat beaver. I didn't know anything about them really!

Bassetmomma said...

What great beaver pics and info! We love beavers too! They are on Canada's nickel! Another interesting fact (and one reason Gloria probably loves beavers) is they eat their own poo. Yes, it's true. They eat so much that they can't digest it and get all the nutrients in one pass, so they eat their poo and then poo it out again. Just sayin'.......

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

When I used to have MY pontoon boat.. a beaver came right up to it one day. THAT guy was BIG and boy could he SWIM... Butt mom would NOT let me off to swim with him.

So I think Beavers are Beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

Very cool pictures! I didn't know they can hold their breath that long. Keep on bloggin'


Madi and Mom said...

Bert first of we love your b&w says it is amazing the beauty she now sees in B&W pics.

OMB (oh my beavers) John is a very well fed Beaver and I would certainly want him to my on my side! MOL

About a year ago mom saw her very first beaver in person in the wild...she said it was pretty darn cute too.
hugs madi

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Precious! Thank you for hopping along with us - and for letting us know about the commenting problem on our blog. WE're just so happy you're always seeing beautiful with us.

Happy seeing beautiful!

The Army of Four said...

That is so cool! We didn't know all of that about beavers!
They really are beautiful!
Play bows,

Catherine said...

Awwww...the beaver...Canada's national symbol. He's cute!
Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

georgia little pea said...

What interesting info on the beaver. When I saw the picture with the orange teeth, I thought it'd been altered in some way! And it's fascinating that they grow their entire lives. I wonder what nature's plan is, behind that.

Thanks Bert and Vickie. I hope you have a lovely weekend and give that sourpuss a kiss for me (if you can get that close without having your eye taken out) X

scotsmad said...

We think we'd like to see a beaver....but we'd probably try to chase it so it wouldn't like to see us.

We don't have patience for REALLY GOOD photos either. Too much other stuff to investigate.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Mason The Big Stinky Dog said...

Yuck we haz beavers here. Dey MEANIES!

Love the new blog look Bert, but it is real wide!


Murphy said...

Beavers are pretty cool! Wonder why that beaver had such yellow teeth? All the wood chomping should make them pearly white! Thanks for the beaver info Bert, it was fascinating!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, What a wonderful lesson for today. I loved it that John helped the beavers! Tell your mom that I am waiting til I'm in more of a winter mood to talk about headers-I so appreciate her willingness to help.
Sending love your way today.
Noreen & Hunter


Bowsers, we didn't know about the front teeth.

Essex & Sherman

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wonder if mom will get us one for pet.
Benny and Lily

Anonymous said...

Your Vickie loves rodents? This can't be good Bert. I'm envisioning Thanksgiving dinner. She's brought home beavers, squirrels, rats, mice, maybe a possom or two... they're all sitting around your table waiting for dinner. You're penned up outside with the other dogs... cold, hungry and totally ignored while the "guests" feast on delicacies that your Vickie has spent all day preparing.

Bert, get a clue.

Wyatt said...

We like those Beavers's our state animal! But, when we go to the river, all we see are Nutria...almost as cute, but with a rat tail and not a Beaver tail :(


chicamom85 said...

They are kind of cute and friendly looking, but I bet he wouldn't want to play with me. That was great information. Thanks.

Loveys Sasha

SweetMarie said...

How cool to have Beavers as friends! We love all animals here in our home, dogs are spoiled the most though.:)
Thanks for sharing such beauty and caring!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh Bert, that was wonderful. Love, love, love, the photos and info. Thanks for sharing this unique animal. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory