Please forgive me for the subject line. I couldn't help myself.
I took the dogs to the cabin to let them run, and decided to go see just how deep the water is on the back of our property. Since I saw, on my ride today, that the railroad tracks were covered, I already knew our back fence was totally under water.
I had no business going down there: I had on my best sneakers, I was wearing shorts, and I had no insect repellent on. I hadn't planned ahead. So right now I'm probably crawling with ticks, and with all the water standing everywhere, the mosquitoes are out.
Anyhow... As I got down the hill enough to have a good view of the water on our property, I heard the strangest noise. Sort of like a dog choking, or sneezing. But both dogs were beside me. It wasn't them. The noise was coming from the water.
Something was riling up the water, and then I saw them: beavers swimming around, on my property! They were so fast, I had trouble even getting one picture. I believe there were at least four of them... two about half-grown, two full-sized. The noise I heard was evidently the beavers clearing their nostrils, because every time a head came up from the water, they made the noise.
Sadie began barking, which discouraged them from getting so close.
Poor things, they probably got evicted from the drainage ditch in the flood and are building a new home on our property. They're going to be disappointed when the water goes down and they've done all that work for nothing.
Maybe you folks are right... I really do have an interesting life.
Watch the news, because TV news helicopters are swarming overhead like bees around a hive.