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Dang rats. The battle continues...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greybeard, May 9, 2019.

  1. May 9, 2019
    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master

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    This is how we die....the little things we deny ourselves...
    Today, I did not deny myself tearing out a little beaver dam that was preventing my pond from draining down to normal level..
    I had a watcher nearby, keeping an eye on me...do you see him?
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    I bet you can now... I was keeping a close eye on him too.
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    The dam is in the center of the picture, betwixt the trees close to the water in the picture above. Typical of a dam where there aren't a lot of softwood trees and debris. They make it out of mud and grass, which would have eventually dried like concrete if I hadn't cut an opening in it.
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    And, after I shoveled it all out..there goes the water..the last couple hundred feet to the river:
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    Wasn't without incident tho...
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    Slipped and fell off in there, flat on my back and all I could think of while trying to get back up was "Where the he// is that dam serpent?"

    The muck was nasty (which is partly why beaver smell so bad) but it cooled me off a little...water was pretty cold which made an uncomfortable ride back to the house on the 4 wheeler.
     
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  2. May 9, 2019
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    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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  3. May 9, 2019
    greybeard

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    I've had worse without doubt, and probably will again.
    One thing's for sure......the beaver won't rebuild that dam overnight tonight. We just got 4" of rain in the last 2 hours so the water is going to be a torrent thru there.
    Going to be a long wet evening too. The cells are just lined up, and some will pass right over my little area just a little later and forecast to continue thru the night and into tomorrow.. headed north and to the east.
    Just another big pooh sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite..

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  4. May 9, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Sure hope it stays north of me! :hide
     
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  5. May 11, 2019
    Mike CHS

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    It's hard to tell scale but that snake looks 4' long or longer.
     
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    greybeard

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    4' would be the max I think he was. A dang fast swimmer for sure. I was glad when he finally went on out with the water flow. All moot now I suppose ....river is up and that whole area is several ft underwater but it should crest tonight or very early in the morning at a reasonably acceptable level.

    Won't affect me much this time, but is sure giving people heck down in US59 subdivisions in Kingwood and New Caney.