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A beaver?
There is a small beaver pond just before crossing the Lake Fork River on the way to the Center Park, Dry Gulch, or Swift Creek trailheads on the south slope of the Uintas.
June-18-2010

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MarcsoltanWell,

Marcsoltan

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I've never seen a beaver dam that looked like a big mound, but then again you never know. This could have been built by a beaver with a different way of thinking.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 10:09 am

ZeeJayRe: Well,

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

That's their lodge, the tallest one I've ever seen. It's surrounded on all sides by water several feet deep. I wonder how they get that much mud out there.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 10:45 am

lcarreauRe: Well,

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

They use their tails as shovels.

You "failed" to mention the moose. I would have noticed the moose long before I would have noticed the beaver lodge, but like Marc pointed out ...

Everybody has a special way of thinking.

Posted Jun 21, 2010 12:14 am

ZeeJayRe: Well,

ZeeJay

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That's a moose? I thought it was a beaver.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 4:22 pm

lcarreauRe: Well,

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Nope, here be a beaver:




They utilize their tail as a digging implement.

Gee Zee, you just learned another incredible fact, right here on the BIG SP !!!!!
Posted Jun 21, 2010 10:35 pm

ZeeJayRe: Well,

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

My bad, they are both brown.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 11:35 pm

NoonduelerGreat shot!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Interesting content. That algae seems to grow everywhere.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 12:16 am

ZeeJayRe: Great shot!

ZeeJay

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Thanks! I'd rather have had nice flowering lily pads than the algae, but you can't have everything.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 4:24 pm

NoonduelerRe: Great shot!

Noondueler

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When I was a kid growing up in Florida we used to hunt and collect turtles for pets and they would hide in that algae.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 8:19 pm

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Were they "snapping" turtles ??? ?
Posted Jun 21, 2010 10:30 pm

NoonduelerRe: Great shot!

Noondueler

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Snappers, musk, mud, red-eared terrapins, peninsula cooters, softshells (softshell are very fast and hard to catch) you name it! Even the occasional wood turtle, not to mention box turtles and gophers.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 11:50 pm

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Yeah. I saw several Box turtles in a small
creek north of Phoenix, AZ.

Softshells are cool! Don't they make
"turtle soup" using softshells in SE Asia?

I need to perform further research.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 12:31 am

NoonduelerRe: Great shot!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

I doubt if you saw box turtles because they are land turtles. They don't swim. When threatened, they tuck head and feet in there hinged shell and close up shop completetely, tight as a drum. As for 'turtle soup' I'm not up on that. Further research is in order.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 1:23 am

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

It was a Painted turtle.

Should have guessed .. a Painted turtle
setting up shop inside the Court of The
Crimson King. How quaint ...

Have you ever seen a Pond Slider? Cool critters !!!

Good luck on your research.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 10:33 pm

NoonduelerRe: Great shot!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Totally forgot about painted turtles! Left out sliders and map turtles as well.
Posted Jun 23, 2010 1:30 am

DeanRe: Great shot!

Dean

Voted 10/10

How about turtle rock soup?
Click here
Posted Sep 4, 2010 11:01 pm

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Dean .....?

Like I said before: If 'Fogerty' can stop the rain, I can stop
thinking about painting the turtle!

Sorry, I mean beaver..

"Leave it to beaver!"
Posted Sep 4, 2010 11:04 pm

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Conclusive question :

"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck,
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
And chuck as much as a woodchuck would,
If a woodchuck could chuck wood."
Posted Sep 5, 2010 9:29 pm

mrchad9Fantastic...

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

Every spot in this photo has something interesting. Super!
Posted Oct 30, 2010 6:07 am

ZeeJayRe: Fantastic...

ZeeJay

Hasn't voted

Thanks!, that's one of my favorite pictures.
Posted Oct 30, 2010 7:55 am

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on Jun 20, 2010 7:22 am

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