Hard Working Beavers



Along the Millennium Trail between the Whitehorse Dam and the Robert Campbell Bridge is evidence of a family of beavers being hard at work. See the slideshow below.

A regular walker along that path told me they had been busily felling trees during the winter and coming back to take the bark from them. A cursory look did not give any indication of there being a lodge in the vicinity.

I find it interesting that there is some distance between where the trees were dropped and the river. Perhaps these were just the tastiest trees in the vicinity.

I wonder if these furry little workers are part of the family that was displaced in order to put in the Whitehorse Wharf downtown?


Norm Hamilton is a freelance writer and photographer based in Whitehorse.

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