Beavers in urban and suburban environments often cause problems with water management as a consequences of their dam building. I got word of this particular case after overhearing a conversation about how many times a local business had to pay to have a drainage culvert unplugged due to the activities of a resident Beaver. The indications were that the Beaver was not terribly wary of people, and could be reliably observed just before sunset.
I decided to investigate, and sure enough the Beaver was there ready to be photographed.
The remarkable thing about this observation is just how isolated this pond is. This part of Garland has been developed for decades. It is completely surrounded by warehouses and businesses for miles around. The pond is truly an oasis of wildness in the midst of urban sprawl.