Living in the country was a downright treat before our beaver problem. When I was little, my grandparents lived about an hour away from town and had a few acres of land and I absolutely loved it. There’s nothing like being able to see all of the stars and smell the dew in the morning. As soon as my husband had the money we bought a little place away from all the hustle and bustle of Ogden. It’s a beautiful property with 5 acres, a pond, and a little creak that flows off the property, it’s a fairytale. Until 3 weeks ago.
While enjoying a nice horse-back ride around the pond, we noticed what seemed like a giant walking rock; but with a tail! We got a little closer and the animal jumped from the bank and disappeared into the water. Well, it seemed like we had a beaver problem. Knowing where there was a beaver, a dam usually followed close behind, we trailed around the pond with our eyes peeled. There didn’t seem to be any sort of pile ups anywhere around so we shrugged it off and rode home, thinking maybe it was just a large otter or something like it.
That was our first mistake, our second mistake was just knocking down whatever dams we did find and never calling anyone about the beaver problem. Now we have a bigger mess. The beaver had been slowly building up a large dam in front of the culvert that helped the water go underneath our driveway. Now we have water flooding from the pond over the road and hardly any going through to the creak! Now we have a beaver problem AND a dam problem. While my husband works on finding out what to do with the dam, I’m trying to solve the beaver problem by calling any wildlife removal companies that will help.