I live on Cameron street in Peterborough on the Otonabee River.  On the morning of May 8th,  I noticed a large black animal n my backyard. At first I had thought it was a small bear, but when I got closer I realized it was a Beaver. It was in my flower garden and it had just cut down one of my upright cedars. I watched in amazement as the Beaver dragged my poor tree down to the waters edge. After about 5 minutes he got scared and jumped back into the water and swam away. I now have an assortment of tree branches at my shoreline that he has cut down off my yard.  I thought I would never see him again, but just after dinner on May 9th he was in my flower bed again, cleaning off what was left of the stump from his job the day before. I find it odd that he is here with the speed of the water flow. He is just amazing g to watch. I am guessing he would weigh close to 60 lbs. I have seen lots of interesting birds and other wildlife in the past couple years that we have lived here.
Jody Gozzard

Beaver - Cameron St. - May 9, 2016 - Judy Gozzard

Beaver – Cameron St. – May 9, 2016 – J0dy Gozzard

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.