23 November 2005

Beaver's luck or the lack thereof

I photographed this tree about 12 days ago. The characteristic teeth marks left on the wood indicated that the perpetrator was a beaver (Castor canadensis). But for whatever reason, the beaver had left its job unfinished.

Imagine my surprise yesterday, when I passed by the same spot and noticed that the beaver had returned and finished chopping the tree. When I saw where the tree had fallen, though, I couldn't help but laugh. After all that trouble, the beaver still couldn't get its tree.


biosparite said...

I sometimes get to the end of a work day with the same net result.

Roger B. said...

Perhaps that's why it had second thoughts the first time round!