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RSL

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We have been working pretty stupid around here of late, so tonight when the oldest got home from school I took the kids on a home grown field trip.
Inspecting the damages
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Picking up the chips (which fell where they may)
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Look at that
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Following the Slide
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Chomper marks
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Through the bush
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The end of the slide
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Beaver house in the distance
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Looking back on where lunch came from
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Checking out an older dam
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Old Workings
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The round rocks from whence we named our ranch (Round Rock Ranching)
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My boot
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Checking out a fossil in a round rock (Billy's boot)
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A fossilized snail shell we brought home
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Wallowing in an old buffalo wallow
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Looks like a fun late-in-the-day outing. I'll bet the kids really enjoyed the experience, learned a lot, and will remember it for the rest of their lives. Good for you. :)
 

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:agree:

I know beavers cause problems, but they are neat
creatures, IMO. We have watched them, and they are amazing.
Their paws are like hands. They sure have my respect.
I guess reading "Three Against the Wilderness" might
have something to do with my fascination of them.

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it.
 

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This country is wet enough on it's own. The best way for me to view a beaver is whem I'm removing it from a 330 Conibear.

Our boys used to enjoy sitting on a dam with their .22s in hand.

Your two had a good outing with Dad.
 

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I have to go tear out a Beaver Dam tomorrow - - - If past excperience is any good I will need to tear it out about 4 weeks in a row before they move on.

I will try to take pictures.
 

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gcreekrch said:
This country is wet enough on it's own. The best way for me to view a beaver is whem I'm removing it from a 330 Conibear.

Our boys used to enjoy sitting on a dam with their .22s in hand.

Your two had a good outing with Dad.

The third one was in my arms a lot off the time. The trip up the coulee is a long way with 40 pounds of deadweight.

Beavers are a mixed blessing, but for us they are a pretty important part of our ranching operation. They create a lot of pasture for us by backing up water in what would otherwise be dry creeks a lot of years.
 

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Faster horses said:
I guess reading "Three Against the Wilderness" might have something to do with my fascination of them.

That is a pretty good book. It's been nearly 20 years since I read it. Maybe I'll have to find a copy and read it again.
 

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I like beaver, as long as they stay out of the yard, and leave the ornamental trees alone. We killed 2 monsters last year. The one only had 3 feet, so he had been trapped before.
 

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Cool! we don't have anything like that here. So the picture of the slide...do they actually slide down it, or is it just a trail?
 

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ranch77rocket said:
Faster horses said:
I guess reading "Three Against the Wilderness" might have something to do with my fascination of them.

That is a pretty good book. It's been nearly 20 years since I read it. Maybe I'll have to find a copy and read it again.

It has probably been that long since I read it, but like you, I
thought it was a good read. Probably a bit 'green' but I still
enjoyed the story, and it's non-fiction. I like those books the best.
 

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