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Deja Vu??? Return of the beaver

Isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? If so, we have an insane beaver on the loose behind our house. He chopped down two trees and they both fell over the fence, out of his reach. So what does he do? He comes back and chops down the third. You would think at some point he would say, “hmmm, maybe chopping down trees that are surrounded on three sides by a fence is not a very productive use of my time.” But no. Apparently this beaver is not capable of abstract thought.

Anyway, this beaver is really starting to get on my nerves. When we found out that the downed trees were the result of a beaver and not a violent storm, Kim told me that we should get some wire mesh to put around the rest of the trees back there to protect them. I casually dismissed the idea with a half-hearted, “Ya, maybe.” Fast forward three days and look what happened.

The last (and biggest) of the three trees back there has fallen victim to the beaver. Kim was right and I was wrong. Where once there were three mighty trees to give us shade, now there are three chewed up stumps.

I’m not sure what the deal is with us and trees, but since we moved into the house we have lost two trees to bugs and three trees to a beaver. If I was one of the remaining trees in the yard I would be pretty nervous right about now.

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