Biker Chick and the Hell Hounds and I got up early yesterday morning and decided to go on a Mother's Day hike.
I took the camera along, even though I have photographed this same walk countless times. Taking photos in the Autumn is a no-brainer, but really, there are things of beauty and things that are fascinating each and every day.
The first thing I noticed was how busy the beavers have been:
I mean, they have been REALLY busy. I was stunned to see the size of this tree that they felled:
Still in a state of disbelief, I got in for a closer view:
Click on the photo below so that you can see the size of the teeth marks:
Beavers are the second largest rodents in the world. Did you know that rodents comprise 40% of mammal species? I did not. Ro-dents (dent=teeth) are noted for having two continuously growing incisors that are kept short by gnawing.