We only ever see coypus in the Loire, but we know there are beavers as evidence by this tree. The second photo is taken from the other side.
Nous ne voyons que des ragondins dans la Loire mais nous savons qu’il y a des castors ; cet arbre en est bien le témoin. La deuxième photo est prise de l’autre côté.
6 replies on “Busy Beavers – Castors bucherons”
They’re amazing animals. You see evidence of them here as well, in lodges and dams. We need to make more of an effort to live with them as opposed to sometimes finding them a nuisance.
I always associate beavers with Canada. I guess you have a few too many.
I do hope you get to see the beavers, or at least more evidence of them being there. There is estimated to be a population density of an average of 1 beaver per kilometre along the central section of the Loire. Of course, they live in family groups, so they aren’t strung out at 1 km intervals. I suppose it means that every 6-8km there is a beaver family.
From the close-up of the tree, does it still seem as though they have finished? Jean Michel thought the sawdust looked very fresh.
BTW, I don”t think a camera would last long. It would probably get taken.
They’d come back. What they’re after are the branches of the tree, which they’ll stash in an underwater cache for eating at their leisure.
You must have been excited to see this. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to happen upon them in action.