Beavers and the love-hate relationship

Rocky Fork is a year-round creek that flows past Annie’s horse barn. It has its ups and downs but normally there is a one- to two-foot depth in that creek with deeper pools here and there.   

And thanks to the efforts of the Great Rivers Land Trust and the various landowners that border Rocky Fork, the water in that creek has become more clear as time goes on, a feature you cannot say about many streams here in the Midwest.   

Rocky Fork is home to many critters, including wild turkeys, wood ducks, owls, foxes, coyotes, deer and, more recently, otters.

But now we have a new neighbor — the North American beaver. We have not had beaver in this stream for over 30 years and I am a bit surprised why they showed up now.   

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