Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Beaver of 2012

An evening walk on April 3 resulted in my first beaver sighting of 2012. This animal and one other were on the ice at the lodge. It looks like they chewed a hole in the ice to get out for a little fresh air. One of the animals spent about 5 minutes enlarging the hole and the sound of those powerful incisors chiseling ice was pretty loud in the still evening air.

Maxwell Lake and Happy Creek are still locked in ice and the lake level is still low from when it was lowered last fall to make it easier to relocate a section of the boardwalk. As winter releases its grip the lake will rapidly refill. A few warm days should get the water flowing.

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