Beaver Lodge

Beaver Lodge

I made this image last weekend for a friend down in the Dominican Republic who had never seen a beaver lodge before. Here, you see them in just about any body of water. This one is a few miles from our house. I took his early in the morning hoping to see its occupant swimming around the pond. Unfortunately, while I got up early with my camera, he decided to sleep in.

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49 thoughts on “Beaver Lodge

  1. Miss Gentileschi

    He or she is definitely sipping coffee – what else could he/she do?;) Wonderful shot, Chris!
    I really like the reflection on the water, that´s something I want to try out someday with painting. Cheers!

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  2. mopana

    Wow! This is gorgeous, Christopher 🙂
    Not only the beaver lodge, but all the scenery. I love how the trees are reflecting in the water’s mirror. I will tweet your post 😀

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Oh, thank you, Monica. I am honored. The photo was a surprise. It was just meant to be an image of the lodge for my friend but it came out really well. Thanks again. Cheers! 😎

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      1. mopana

        Yes, yes… But not only this. You have more beautiful pictures. Those two below are worth, too. And you have more. Cheers

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, that is a very loud sound. It is quite the life and if reincarnation exists, returning as a beaver would be pretty good. A nice home, leisurely swims, some light carpentry. Cheers!

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      1. milfordstreet Post author

        They are loud. Beavers and moose can get into a tussle about wanting the same underwater vegetation for food. Despite the size difference, their agility and what they can do with their tail usually makes the beaver the victor.

      2. kcg1974

        Really? It is surprising considering the size. But, I do have to say that I was far away in the woods when the sound of their tails scared the life out of me. I hiked until finding the den, and am so happy I did. What an amazing sight to see. Wouldn’t want to get to close to the ‘family,’ though! Great photographs, you have!

  3. MK

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a beaver lodge either, so thanks for that. Her/his neighborhood is pretty upscale, I think.

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  4. katieprior

    Such a lovely picture Chris, the reflections of the trees and the beautiful yellowy greens are just amazing. These beaver lodge reminds me of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe! 🙂

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  5. DeniseBalog

    Yep! Thank you for the beaver lodge! I thought they built closer to the bank and certainly not so high with sticks. And they beat their tails when one gets to close? Wow! Learned two new wildlife facts tonight as I have gone about our blogging neighborhood!! As always, great photos!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful natural world! Blessings, denise

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      It has been nice to read people’s reactions to this photo. For many people, this was their first experience with a real beaver lodge. They are so common here that we take them for granted. Thank you and cheers!

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