Small creek in our back yard, & for the past several years, beavers.
You would not believe the dam they have put together.
What damage these guys can do, and overnight in most cases.
Every tree, shrub you name it, has wire wrapped around, 4 ft. tall. Otherwise they just chew over the top, (last wire was 2ft. tall).
Last couple of years the local paper has been out and interviewed all of us, we were hoping the county might help....not. Hired a couple of trappers, (several times) only 1 beaver was caught. One out of countless, go figure.
Strict laws concerning the well-being of our furry little pests.
Neighbor two doors down, was taking the garbage out thru her garage last year. Soda can fell from her shelf, reached down picked the can up, then noticed the copperhead staring her, from the shelf. YIKES ! ! !
Same day her hubby, blew that beaven dam up.
Water gets high and the snakes come out. Really...really hate snakes!!!
Beavers, rebuild so fast it's not even funny.
Virginia has really beautiful trees, just wish all of mine wasn't covered in chicken wire.