Water is the life blood of any farming operation. Without water, you can not keep stock, grow things, or raise fish for your personal use. We have a few established ponds along with our live water. We protect them all.
Muskrats and beaver can empty a pond in a short time. Today we had a pair of beaver move into the new pond (about a three quarters acre pond) and were digging through the levy. This is not good. The levy goes, the water goes.
Many times we can co-exist with nature, in this case, we could not. The water is more valuable than two beaver. So do not look if you are faint of heart or an animal rights activist...these are not pretty pictures but sometimes a nessecary thing to do. (And, yes, this is my nightgown!)
I do appreciate the beauty of all God's creatures.
Beavers are trapped for their skins.
Their destruction while they are constructing is not good.
Ki-Anne, farm dog in training, is going to be most excellent.