"Bill, and the beaver is on your left a short distance after you enter the wooded straight stretch once you come out of the big curve and past the open field heading towards ... " So began my adventure, started by Donald with several breath-taking photos of a beaver. I wanted to see the animal for myself. I actually drove past the place 3 times before deciding to park the car and walk slowly to see if I could see better on the ground.
At first I saw nothing:
I am not very observant - note the little trees left of the large tree trunk and right of the stump at the edge of the brown ice. From a few feet further those little trees look so:
Now this is looking promising. And I did open my eyes a little wider.
And I took a closer look:
And the clinching evidence, maybe:
With its chewing stick:
Well done beaver.
W O B