We were told that beavers have been a problem in the area for quite some time. We've always run into their dams and lodges in the swamp areas, but its odd that a beaver made its way to the pond. We were also told that people used to use dynamite (?) of some sort to blow up their dams. Poor beavers. I have never been that close to one until I had seen one that had been hit by a car on our road. Their coats are so beautiful and thick. I see why people value their furs so much- they're very nice!
We also found the top part of a beaver skull. It was obviously a younger beaver since adult beavers can reach up to 55 lbs! My guess is that this one weighed about 20lbs. I'll have to upload a picture of the skull soon. Pretty neat!