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.
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.
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.
That's a moose? I thought it was a beaver.
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 !!!!!
My bad, they are both brown.
Interesting content. That algae seems to grow everywhere.
Thanks! I'd rather have had nice flowering lily pads than the algae, but you can't have everything.
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.
Were they "snapping" turtles ??? ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally forgot about painted turtles! Left out sliders and map turtles as well.
How about turtle rock soup?
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!"
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."
Every spot in this photo has something interesting. Super!
Thanks!, that's one of my favorite pictures.