Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beaver Damage at Altmühlsee

Last weekend our family relaxed with my parents at the Jahreszeitenhof near Ansbach. Saturday we drove to the Altmühlsee and walked to the bird island. The most interesting thing for us were not the many birds but the damage done by beavers. We've seen in Fürth's Stadtpark now some beaver damage but the damage done at the Altmühlsee was impressive - and in some ways real art, so I had to document it.

The rest of the left tree looks like a fish - quite impressive beaver art.

There are supposed to be at least three beaver families in the area and we think we found the lodge of one of them.

The beavers even used the bridge close to their lodge for practicing.

1 comment:

libv said...

There are also beavers at the woehrdersee: check these coordinates on maps.google (49.457164, 11.114194). So you don't actually need to go that far to see beaver damage :)