Fishing bridge beaver

    The last two weeks have been dedicated to the animals Holly and I got the chance to see while in Yellowstone National Park (week 1, week 2) and this week’s is the last in the series (for now).  Some friends of ours actually met us out at Yellowstone and one of them had heard a rumor that there was a beaver family living somewhere near the ‘Fishing Bridge’ at the eastern end of the park… so we decided to stop in and see if we could see any of them.  While walking around we ran into a Park Ranger who said she had seen one of them just a few minutes before.  As we investigated the area she had pointed out, she actually called to us from the bridge and was pointing down in the water below her.  There it was!  Holly and ran over and got to watch it chowing down on the bark of some sort of twigs for about 10 minutes or so. Very cool stuff!

–Dan Thompson