Questions about beavers

David of Fruitport asked, "When was the last confirmed sighting of a beaver on Spring Lake? After seeing a beaver swim by my dock several times, I finally confirmed it as a beaver as it was chewing on a branch and had his paddle tail up out of the water for confirmation."
Alex Doty
May 30, 2014


David continued:
"I used to live up in Northeastern Michigan and have taken two beavers while living up there, and have a beaver pelt on the back of my sofa, so I know my beavers!"
Here's what Michigan Department of Natural Resources CO B.J. Goulette has to say:
"Despite what I hear a fair amount from people along the Grand River there is not a shortage of beavers in the area. People don’t tend to see them very often because they are mostly nocturnal and they don’t tend to build the typical hut and beaver dam that people expect to see along with them.  In a large river system like the Grand beavers don’t need to build huts or dams and often live in holes they dig into the banks.  I see sign of beavers all along the Grand River in Ottawa County while I am patrolling the river."
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Barry Soetoro

I happen to know a thing or two about beavers myself. Ask away...

Barry Soetoro
Beaver Expert




Of course, there's a t-shirt for that....


It's a known fact beavers like to be wet!.........that's why they build ponds;)


Down boy, NOT that kind of beaver.....


Hanky Panky bayou used to have a lot of beaver sightings until they were driven out by the Sheriff and Coast Guard. So much for conserving nature.


Glad I'm not the only one whose mind wandered down the road less traveled.

But.. Yeah Beavers are cool...


Out here in the township, we have had beaver of the nature (think muskrat) kind for several years now. I just moved a large tree out of the way that they felled overnight. I wonder what will happen on spring lake when they take down a 50 ft tree and it lands on some dogooders deck. They can fell a 50 60 footer overnight. I can see a multimillion dollar study coming along again. Anyone up for a taxpayer funded beaver fence around spring lake?


Good idea.

Tri-cities realist

Beware of the cougars too...


Don't leave out their best friend the Woodpeckers.


When I read the headline I assumed it was a question about the Dining Divas.


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