A Special Guest

by Talley and Beryl

in Misc

We’ve been storing some apples and pears on our back porch, and a few days ago we discovered some mysterious bite marks on a couple of the apples. Beryl was convinced the marks were made by a bird, and I suggested it must have been a raccoon. Last night, we were both proven wrong when we awoke in the middle of the night and found an unexpected visitor helping himself to a pear:

Beaver Guest

It was our neighborhood beaver! After he finished off the pear, he put away two apples and took a nibble of some sage (what can we say, he knows his flavor combinations)

Beaver with apples

Beaver eating an apple

Beaver eating sage

Our cats sat transfixed the whole time, and we rushed to snap a few photos through the window. After quite a while, he grabbed a final apple for the “road” and slinked off the side of our houseboat and into the water, giving a nice view of that tail of his. . .

Beaver leaves with an apple

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November 6, 2009 at 9:38 am


Gwen Bassetti November 6, 2009 at 7:32 am

Aha…..the culprit…. pretty cute….Apples and pears have to be comfort food for beavers!!!!

Talley November 6, 2009 at 9:38 am

Better than the whole apple tree right?

Zach November 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Super cute. Why were you storing your fruit outside?

Beryl November 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm

You’ve seen the size of our kitchen! Also, last month we had some peaches in the kitchen and one of the cats used them as a scratching post. We put the apples outside to protect them from the animals…

Zach November 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm


Brad November 9, 2009 at 5:38 am

This is by far the coolest post you’ve put up yet…if only because of the great photos of this furry friend. LOVE IT!

Keep up the good work- love your stuff (husband of Tokyo Terrace).


Tokyo Terrace November 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Awesome. Purely awesome.

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