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Old 11-05-2017, 12:24 AM
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I was out and about today and I noticed something different at one of the beaver lodges that I trap that I thought was interesting. Instead of putting the feed bed beside the lodge like previous years, the beavers put it in the middle of the pond by what looks like a muskrat hut. The lodge is a good 100 feet away to the right in the picture. It almost looks like the beaver made a little push up for a place to breathe (weird place for a muskrat hut). The water level hasn't changed and I can't think of anything else that has.

Anyone know what might be going on here? I've never seen it before anywhere.

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Old 11-05-2017, 05:12 PM
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See it all the time. Rats will build a push-up on the feed pile. I’ve also seen feed piles at different areas of the pond. Good for you as you should have a easier time finding the beaver exit holes. Easier to trap.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:51 AM
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Thanks. It seems odd that they'd go that far away when the water is 4 feet deep at the lodge. Maybe I found another weather predictor.....lol.

"The beaver are putting their feedbeds farther away in deeper water so it's going to be colder this winter."

I'll still trap the lodge with 330's but I'm thinking about a couple of snare sets near the feedbed.
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