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IMG_2493  I went for a walk this morning on the Quinobequin Rd trails along the Charles River and came across this tree. I’ve never seen a beaver’s handiwork in person before but this sure looks like it to my untrained eyes.

This tree is right along the river bank.  I couldn’t see any other trees up or down  the river that appeared to be gnawed. 

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The pile of chewed chips around the tree looked relatively recent but probably more than hours or a few days old.

I have no idea if beavers take many days to take down a single tree or whether this one just changed his mind halfway through the job.  It was a big tree and would probably have fallen about 2/3’s way across the river if it had come down.

This probably isn’t a comforting photo for the Quinobequin Rd neighbors.  That road has a history of regular flooding in various spots whenever there’s a big rain.  I’m guessing that some busy beavers, hard at work at building unplanned for dams is not likely to improve that situation for neighboring houses.







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