New resident in the pond

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  1. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    First beaver anyone has ever seen in our little pond. I know people don’t like them, but this is pretty cool.






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    Cool... now kill it!

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  3. buckdeer1

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    Wait till winter catch and skin so hide is round and get tanned at usafox tannery.I think I have one one every coffee table
     
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    Wait I wasn't thinking about what time of year it was,most states it is beaver season
     
  5. j-bird

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    Very destructive critters. I had a neighbor who had some move in. They started eating his oak plantation (trees where 10 or 15 years old) and backed up a huge amount of water. It took hunting/trapping a large dozer and excavator and even some TNT fixed it all......

    Wildlife diversity is a great thing......but, sometimes.....you have to think of the overall better good for the habitat!
     
  6. cutman

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    I think he already left. No sign of any tree damage or dams. I’m certainly keeping a close eye out. This little 2 acre pond sees all sorts of cool stuff...otters, a mink, a beaver, deer, coons, possums, armadillos, foxes, coyotes, bald eagles, osprey, wood ducks...
     
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    Keep a close eye on them. I was tolerating them fine until one day I found two of my better persimmon grafted trees cut down and drug into the pond. Then I declared war.


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    Say goodbye to all of your best trees. He'll be back, he just left to get more help.
     
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    This season I caught four otters out of my little pond. If I had not caught them, they would have cleaned the pond out!
     
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    We had a family of them move into the creek on our property in PA. In one week they destroyed over 100 apple trees that were a left-over from an old orchard. We destroyed dams and had
    two trappers come in. It took over 5 years to get them to move on. It is illegal to even bother them in PA without a furtakers license.
     
  11. buckdeer1

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    You may not see a dam in a pond,they will tunnel back in banks like in the dam,look for slides or smooth muddy spots going into water
     
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    Buckdeer1 is right that they make the best pelts of anything. Super nice fur!

    Ours don't make damns. They just kill a bunch of trees and leave them lay after they eat the bark. Makes life hell every time we get a flooded creek and I have to fix watergaps (fence). It's always tangled in beaver trees.
     
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    We're lucky to be in a situation where the beavers can't do much damage. They make a cool little hinge cutting army for me. Free labor!
     

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