This is actually a den that I have watched being constructed over the past 3 or 4 years and have gotten nice photos of one of its inhabitants on a couple of occasions. I remember when I came across it for the first time while biking. It was just a little crevice in the bank covered with some sticks. I haven't visited this one since last March. Since my last post, I have been thinking a lot about the beaver and decided to go to Mineral to see this one since it had been awhile. It has grown a bit since last year, so they have been busy.
The great thing about this visit is that I could actually hear a beaver in there. When I first approached, I heard a little bit of water splash and then I could hear the beaver making some vocalizations. I won't even try to explain what that sounds like, but there are audio clips on the net if you are curious. I was just really glad to see that there was a or some active beaver left on the canal for me to visit. It was a rainy, but very good day.