Fourth of July Beaver Dam Expeditions

The pond was too dam high, and the beavers were girdling trees far out from the usual shore, so we set sail to pipe the beaver dam. Dogs waiting for us to get the boat to the deep water:

Dogs waiting for us to get the boat to the deep water

Lily:

Lily

Gretchen and the lilies:

Gretchen and the lilies

Dogs and pipe with Gretchen in the boat:

Dogs and pipe with Gretchen in the boat

A hawk.

Beaver dam ho!

Beaver dam ho!

Small cypress:

Small cypress

Lilies at the edge of the pond:

Lilies at the edge of the pond

Floating bottom, with movie:

Floating bottom

Movie: Ready to pipe beaver dam (8.4M):

Movie: Ready to pipe beaver dam (8.4M)

It actually took much less time and effort to bust a gap in the beaver dam than we expected, so we went home to have lunch.

We decided to walk back that afternoon (don’t ask). Foam downstream:

Foam downstream

Movie: Overflow from below (8.1M):

Movie: Overflow from below (8.1M)

Little Red Riding Hood sneaking up on a moccasin:

Little Red Riding Hood sneaking up on a moccasin

Look at that nice tannin-colored water. Wait, she’s got clippers!

She s got clippers!

If the beavers bury the big pipe, the little pipe will still let water in:

If the beavers bury the big pipe, the little pipe will still let water in

Surfing in the beaver pond:

Surfing in the beaver pond

Yellow Dog wants to know what Gretchen is doing:

Yellow Dog wants to know what Gretchen is doing

Pipe floats:

Pipe floats
Pictures and videos by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 4 July 2013.

To be continued….

-jsq

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