Posted by the Animal of the Year Team
During the drought in July the beaver acted like a true master builder and prepared for even worse to come. The mid-summer dry spells drained smaller creeks and ponds. The earlier flow of water ended and the water level in the beaver habitat started to drop. It was the last minute to check the dams and to seal them.
In the video we see the beaver adjusting the dam and adding more willow branches for more security.