spring trapping season~
The snow is just about gone in most of the areas we've been trapping in. You can see a little bit of snow along the ditches ~
This morning we had a live beaver in one of the sets ~ and it was also a black one ... a little rarer than the usual brown. Still ugly though, if you ask me. They really are just big old woods rats with webbed feet ... that love to swim, kill trees, cause flooding and spread disease.
Look at the size of these yellow teeth ... no wonder they can take down a tree in a few chomps as fast as a buzz saw ~
Do you know where perfume comes from? Beaver scent glands is one place ~ do an internet search if you don't believe me ... beaver castors. Enough on that subject. lol
On to something prettier ~ how about geese?
The Boat Tailed Gracko is also back ~ claiming it's territory for the breeding season and being quite boisterous at that! Boy... you get a flock of them going in the trees and they are loud.
Although not quite leafed out ... the trees and alder brush are beginning to bloom ~ especially the Pussy Willows.
I love the clustered blossoms of the alder brush ~
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.