Our Neighbor, The Beaver

Morning Story and Dilbert

Morning Story and Dilbert Vintage Dilbert
April 26, 1998

It started last fall when we had a beaver move in the small stream beside our house. He immediately began taking down small trees  and within a couple of weeks our small stream turned into a small pond. Everyday he added more to his damn and to his house.

We’re sure you’ve all heard the saying, “busy as a beaver”, but we never really appreciated it until we saw the work that this beaver did over a very short period of time.

With the stream now damned and his house built, we thought that would be the last of the beaver’s busy activity as winter set in. But, to our amazement, he started chewing on a very large maple tree. And, we mean large. The tree is over 60 feet tall and is approximately five feet in diameter at the base. We were amazed at…

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