Monday, February 20, 2012

Castor Canadensis

Again I went hunting the river otter and again I found a different aquatic mammal than the one I was looking for.
I though I had him this time, from a distance it was hard to tell.
Then a loud slap and a splash told me that it was not the otter.
A beaver came swimming up along the row of willows.  They make a snuffling sound as they swim, they sound a bit like a rooting pig.
They've been doing quite a job on the willows, before long there will be none left.

This is some of what I have seen in my part of our world last week.  To see more views from around our world go to Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.

17 comments:

Linda G. said...

Wonderful picture of the beaver in its natural habitat!

Barb said...

What an encounter, and you captured it well! I have plenty of beaver ponds near me, but I rarely see the beavers.

Sylvia K said...

How fun to be able to see/photograph the beaver in his own world! Wonderful captures as always, Martha! Hope you have a beautiful day!

Sylvia

FotoAnna said...

So great and what a fun to see the beaver in his natural world... Our World! ;-))
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow a beaver! That would be cool to see.

Gary said...

Nice capture!! Not many people see these guys outside of a zoo. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gaelyn said...

What a great sighting. And wonderful photos, especially catching the tail splash.

biebkriebels said...

Great photo's!

katney said...

Cool. I have never seen one face to face, but have seen evidence of their presence. Stop by and see my swans. It was one occasion when I wished I had your long lens--except when I would have to carry it around.

Joyful said...

You've got some terrific photos.

Indrani said...

Wow! Great find. You captured him well.

Kathiesbirds said...

What an amazing sight to see! It's been awhile since I have seen a beaver or an otter in the wild!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of the beaver!
Would love to see one.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of the beaver!
Would love to see one.

Minoru said...

Wonderful nature remains in your neighborhood. The beaver'photo is stunning.

From Minor's Diary.

eveningson said...

They are dreadfully curious creatures too. I bet that this one was just as interested in you. I am surprised he did not swim up close to stare from under the water.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the most interesting world ! Even when you don't find what you want to find. Nice shot of the beaver -- they really can get carried away though can't they!