Sunday, February 3, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday - Busy Beaver


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a tree gnawed down by a beaver




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For the last couple of weeks, I have been posting about a hike through a swamp.

Last week's post showed a tree that a beaver had gnawed down.

This week's post shows a close up of the beaver's handiwork.

You can see how he just kept circling the tree as he gnawed away on it until if just got so thin that the tree toppled over.

If you view the larger image, you can see the actual teeth marks that he made.

It really is a work of art in itself!






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18 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy,
    Great close up,I think it is nice of the beaver to leave an original piece of art work behind. I would have thought they might have evolved onto something nicer as am sure one tree tastes just like the next...

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  2. Thanks, Mark - You would think after all these years, and all the splinters they must get - oh well!!

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  3. Well, you know how it is, we never let go of our favorites ;-)

    Excellent capture of their art work!

    It really is a wonderful world we live in, so much life, so much discoveries, so much to see...

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  4. Oh indeed it is, Lifecruiser - and never enough time!!

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  5. That is awesome Kathy!
    Would love to see a thing like that in real life so thanks for sharing :)

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  6. That is so cool! Looks just like the cartoon drawings you see of a beaver gnawed tree. I've never seen a real one before! Great shot!

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  7. Interesting what beavers and other animals are capable of doing. Great shot.

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  8. Oh, I love it! You're right -- it really is a work of art itself. I liked the earlier photo, too, but this close-up is terrific.

    Bobbie

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  9. Wow - amazing photo. I watched a nature show on Beavers and how they live, build...it was fascinating.

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  10. Good catch. I have an urge to say TIMBER!

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  11. That was a busy little beaver, something my mom used to call me when I'd whirl through the house cleaning. I didn't leave teeth marks, though.

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  12. Hi Kathy, I once to found myself in the middle of beaver works, but there were no beavers. I tried to wait, but nothing, may be they were all sleeping after hard work - because it looked like there was a lot of work. Very nice photo as always. Anna :)

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  13. Wow! Didn't know beavers were so creative. Love the perspectives.

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  14. Thanks, Thomas, for stopping by!

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  15. Hi Duckie - they are something else to watch!

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  16. A wonderful and interesting pic! I wonder how long it took the beaver to chisel his way through that one?

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