Thursday, October 25, 2007

Where's Mr. Edwards when you need him?

I decided to take a break from the crafty, glue gun goodness to give y'all an update on the pond.

We have beavers.

Our neighbor on one side of us has, I mean had, some gorgeous tropical plants and lush, green landscaping. She now has several banana tree stumps and a bald patch on her lawn.

It seems that beavers have a sweet tooth for bananas.

And St. Augustine grass.

Yesterday I found our dock's outdoor lighting taken apart. Seriously. These guys took one outdoor landscape light and disassembled it. I am guessing they need batteries for the sound system they are installing in their Neighborhood Pond Condominium.

The sound system will be so sweet with the other neighbors' landscape lights, and the lily pads from her gold fish pond.

It's like they have their own little Trading Spaces going on out there.

The neighbors with the gold fish pond decided to install motion flood lights to try to deter the beavers. The other night, one of the lights came on and our neighbor said,"Look! There's the beaver!"

Motion lights don't even scare off these critters. They just help illuminate all the goods awaiting them so that they can fill their little beaver loot bags while wearing their little beaver ski caps. Nothing stops these bandits; they make raccoons look like Boy Scouts.

Our yard has not suffered much damage. We have sort of a retaining wall that I think is keeping them from coming in the yard. Either that or they just come to our house for their Duracell batteries.

I'll bet they are out there right now, lurking on my blog on their little wireless laptops.



Susanne said...

I had no idea you guys had beavers in your area. I thought they were totally Canadiana. Why I thought that I have no idea. Maybe because they are on our nickle? Who knows.

Kelli said...

Why does the movie "Over the Hedge" come to mind :)

ValleyGirl said...

And they can be downright vicious, too, believe it or not. Best get rid of them before they REALLY start becoming a nuisance.

{Karla} said...

they are one of those animals that you might think is cute until you've had to deal with them personally...


Sista Cala said...

chuckle, chuckle, chuckle! Great post, Melanie. Come by my place, I have something for you. And BTW, I don't see TTM in your blogroll...umm...(smile)

Brenda said...

This post cracked me up. With your imagination, I'll bet you're a hit with the kindergarteners you teach.

C. H. Green said...

too funny. My son had a field trip to Land Between the Lakes this week, and we saw a couple. I thought of them lounging in their condo when I read this. LOL.