Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Kolden Report: Camping and Critters, part two: Up close and personal!

Hello kids!

I marvel at the fact that I was able to get this close to a beaver and share space with her.     I learned so much...and sharing with you.  Enjoy!

Being wet all the time must burn the calories.  Food is a constant.  But in the winter?  You can see by the remnants that bark is a food of choice. 

Once a stick is chewed bare, the hunt for more begins.

Back into the water!

Check out those TOENAILS!

And the webbed feet!  And the fact that maneuvering that huge tail must take some doing...

She dove UNDER the ice.

And returned with a delicious green branch, no doubt tender. 

Flexible fingers and NAILS to grip with.  (Looking a bit like Shrek, I say.)

Getting down  to business. 

Look at those teeth!

This was a process she would repeat over and over.   When she next dove, I left her in peace.  

Stay tuned, more to come!

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth."  Bradley Whitford


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