We have beavers living around us, lots and lots of beavers. So many beavers, in fact, that the municipality drops by occasionally to break up the dams they make on our lake, and to trap the excess beavers!
There are trees all over our property that have been chomped by these oversized rodents (second-largest rodents in the world, I believe.)
This is an ambitious project that has not yet been completed. This tree is about a foot across:
My landlord put fencing around this silver birch to save it from curious teeth, but it hasn't stopped the beavers from chowing down on the parts that grow outside the fence:
They have a lodge on the edge of our property, but you can't see it in this photo. When the lake freezes, we will be able to walk over to it.
Gratuitous water shot:
So there you have it, the work of our beavers!