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
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. 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.