Saturday, May 5, 2012
Sherwood Beaver Update - May 6, 2012
The low water level in the basin has revealed at least a half dozen leaks along 150 feet of dam. These leaks were what filled the basin and prompted the beavers to originally block the culverts.
We expected the beavers to begin damming around the fence, but it the half dozen leaks are resulting in a significant outflow, both in volume and sound. This is what currently has their attention.
You may remember that right after the installation, they make a pretty good attempt to block the outflow, but seemed to give up. I cleared that first attempt and began watching their reaction. This animation shows three days worth of activity at the culvert. I'll continue the watch in the coming days.
Right now my house cats are the subjects of my studies, but within a few days, I'll see if I can position it to catch the beavers in action around the outflow of the culvert.