Ever wonder at all the work that must go into those pesky beaver dams that you find yourself portaging your canoe over on certain routes in the Boundary Waters? Beavers are truly master craftsmen :) and when it comes to work ethic, they outshine everyone else.
I've witnessed them fill up a culvert and reroute a waterway overnight after it has been completely cleaned out the day before. When they are compelled to build a home or a dam or get new wood for food, they are virtually unstoppable.
This video was shot near a residential area in Canada. Perhaps wilderness beavers do it differently :) but we doubt it. Very cool to watch.
Busy as a Beaver... now you know why!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
North American Beavers up Close
Labels: Tim Stouffer
I'm the Marketing Director, Catalog Director and Webmaster at Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog here in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We specialize in lightweight canoes and camping gear and have been serving our community and the worldwide community of paddlers since 1979. We know our stuff because we get out there and paddle. We are passionate about canoeing and wilderness.