Our neighbor, Mike, likes to fish - kind of likes to sit down on the job when he fishes, if you catch my drift.
As you can see, our friends, the beavers, REALLY don't care about Mike or his comfort level or how many dang fish he catches. They just want to keep the water level high enough to protect their lodge.
And the way they do that, is to build up the edges of the pond with an assortment of mud from the pond bottom, tree branches, shrubs, and anything else that they may find in their travels...we even found a dog toy in one of their levees :-)
Now, our dog (and PondView Lodge mascot), Lacey, thinks this is pretty funny - each morning we pass this scene, she stops, sniffs, and looks up at me, as if to say, "Well, looks like they've been at it again...what you gonna do?" She's a Red Heeler mix, a "graduate" from Humane Society of Rome, and pretty darn smart :-)
Don't know yet, Lacey...but I think it's time for Mike to come and fetch his chair before it ends up inside one of the beaver lodges :-)