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For the last couple of weeks, I have been posting about a hike through a swamp, and about a tree that a beaver had gnawed down.
This will be the last post on the beaver, I promise.
The above image is of the beaver's house, or lodge.
It looks like a mass of sticks just piled together in the water, but there is really quite a network that he has built under the water that we can't see.
He places the trees just so, and the entrance to his home is nowhere near the lodge - it starts quite a ways from it - almost like a tunnel of sticks and trees under the water.
He builds several of these tunnels - it is always nice to have an escape route if needed.
Since this was out in the middle of the swamp, this was as close as I could get to it.
Many years ago I stood on top of a lodge that was built right next to a dam that a beaver had also built.
No camera at that time, but the underwater network he had built was amazing.
The "Busy as a beaver" saying takes on a whole new meaning after viewing all they accomplish with just their teeth and paws as tools!