Our neighborhood Beavers have become quite an attraction. People stop by the Beaver’s pond nearly every evening hoping to get a look.
There are at least two Beavers at this location and they are becoming more and more accustomed to to the attention they have been getting. As a consequence, they are much easier to observe and photograph now than when they were first discovered back in the early fall of 2011.
These videos were taken just before the sunset. They show one of the two Beavers as he repeated the same behavior over and over. The Beaver would begin by surfacing near a recently felled tree. He would then swim out toward the middle of the pond and stop. After a few minutes the Beaver would turn and then swim back to the felled tree. At the tree the Beaver would make a big production of submerging, before starting the whole process over again just a few minutes later.