The Beavers Have Taken Over
by Rod S
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
We have a creek called Fletcher's Creek here in North West Brampton that currently has a very large Beaver dam built across it.
The dam is now at minimum 3 feet height and no less then 60 feet long (no kidding).
There's so much water behind the dam that the close by houses are in danger of being flooded if the dam should break.
The City of Brampton is now involved and working on a solution while also keeping the Beavers in mind.
These animals are clearly very smart and quite the engineers.
This all got started when I noticed all the Poplar trees were disappearing. It was obviously the work of beavers.
A quick trip down to the creek to investigate revealed where all the trees were going.
Thank you for writing to tell us about the busy Beavers in your neighbourhood!
I know our readers will enjoy this, so I will also post this on our Facebook page so that our Facebook followers can also enjoy it.