Thursday, September 18, 2008

First animal to cross the dam Part 2











First beaver to cross the dam checked out the stick and crossed over without moving the stick, even with the weight of its dragging tail. The stick was just set on top without anything to hold it in place.

Certainly one of the best known dam builders in the world would not leave something like this on top of the dam plus blocking the path. Maybe this was a young animal and was not in charge of the building, or possibly it studied the problem and will take it to a building and planning commitee for a permit.

3 Comments:

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

I think he's just in the planning phase, you know, taking measurements and sizing up the job.

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Chrisss said...

Great photos and blog. I was in the Mt. St. Helens area recently and saw herds of elk roaming in the Toutle River valley.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger cliff said...

CTC,
I would have never guessed that the first animal over the dam would have taken the time to carefully step over the log.

chriss,
I had to pull some cameras because the elk were bothering them every day. Quite a few elk in that area and you can walk down to the Loowitt from the top, but better have your climbing shoes on and carry water. It's a tough climb back out.

Thanks for both the comments.
cliff

 

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