Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday - T is for Teeth Prints

T is for Teeth Prints.............

a tree trunk that has been gnawed by a beaver

Look closely, and you will see them - evidence that a beaver has been hard at work.

This is a very thick tree trunk and he must have really liked the flavor of the bark.

He has completely stripped it - gnawing away at it with his strong, sharp teeth.

The massive tree had already been felled by nature, but even if it hadn't been, there is no way possible he would have moved it, much less gnawed through it.

You can also see the shavings that he left behind.

To see a larger image with more details, click on the photo - it will bring you to my website, where if you click on it again, it will be larger.

Beaver teeth prints - a work of art for sure!

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  1. Well you got me I was clueless. Very different choice.

  2. That was unique T - I'm glad it is only trees that get this treatment.

  3. That looks so like some trees I found on a walk in England! Someone commented that it looked like beaver apart from the fact that it was the wrong country. I decided it must be sheep.

  4. I wish I had teeth as strong as that.
    Good one!

  5. wow !! that was something so unique ... so intersting :)

  6. Hi!
    I was totally lost until I saw the close up! WOW!! Beavers are really awesome builders!


  7. hey you get double points today for T. you have teeth prints and a tree. Oh my Kathy you are so good. I am going to have to go out on another expedition soon and find some more hidden treasures.

    Awwwww...and I am so excited. I am not supposed to know but I am getting a new and better telephoto lens for Christmas. I am so excited and can't wait.

    have a great day!!:-)

  8. @spacedlaw - thanks!

    @babooshka - It is like an abstract until one really looks at it.

    @Rune - haha! I too am glad it's only the trees - and I wouldn't want to run into him either.

    @A - do sheep eat bark? I believe muskrats also nibble at the bark.

    @Lily - Me too! I'm finding they get weaker as I get older!

    @pretty me - thanks!

    @slummer - they always amaze me with what they can accomplish. They are really true engineers.

    @Jackie - Thanks! I like trying to find things that are out of the ordinary. I am excited for you - a new lens - doesn't get any better than that!

    @photowannabe - thanks for stopping by!

  9. That's very cool. It's so much fun to discover signs that other creatures have been there before you. Reminds me that I need to keep my eyes open even more.

  10. A fascinating capture, Kathy! I've seen a beaver on the lake in Maine, swimming and diving and coming up with a fish in his mouth. And I've seen him disappear under an island or an overhanging bank. But I've never seen beaver- chewed wood, except in the sense of a lodge made of sticks and small branches.

  11. Thanks, Haley - I agree, it is fun!

  12. Hi Lynda - He must have a lodge somewhere that he is living in. All the smaller trees around his lodge will be chewed down by him - he will leave about a foot out of the ground, sticking straight up like a spear. If you look closely at them, you will see his teeth marks. They really are quite something to check out and watch.

  13. What a TERRIFIC and unique TOPIC and photo for the letter T on Abc Wednesday.

    Bear((( )))

  14. Great capture as usual. The texture definitely rocks here

  15. I love your blog and all of your topics! I'm so glad I'm a "follower" of your blog. With gratitude, Laurie B.

  16. Very cool Kathy, I was imaging a daytime crescent Moon when I heard a splash behind me, it was a beaver, never seen one before, was going to snap an image but it took me an hour to line up the Moon, wasn't about to change my set up,lol.


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