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Outdoor topics => The Outdoor Board => Topic started by: Autocar on October 17, 2019, 04:20:19 PM

Title: Seen Something Today
Post by: Autocar on October 17, 2019, 04:20:19 PM
 I never saw before a beaver dam made out of corn stocks. I was just across the state line hauling logs and this creek runs along the road and I saw the water level was pretty high. Figured a dead tree had fallen and dammed her up. But as I came back I saw the corn stock dam. Probably won't last long because the water was backing up in the farm tiles so those beavers are probably in hot water.
Title: Re: Seen Something Today
Post by: WV Sawmiller on October 17, 2019, 04:46:35 PM
   You never can tell. All it has to do is hold water till the beavers can reinforce it with mud. Where I used to coon hunt in NW Fla beavers dammed up a creek with a high bank along one side and a mud flat on the other. On the mud flat side they built a dike/berm for over 1/4 mile and raised the height of the water there a good foot or more. Pretty amazing when you think he had to dig up that mud and hold it in his front paws against his chest about 1 cup at time. Ever think if how many trips and how cups of mud it took to accomplish that? Pretty dang amazing.