“Juxtaposition (2)” Weekly Photo Challenge

Juxtaposition: two objects placed side by side for comparison or contrast

The beavers living in Glencoe Swale are very industrious. Last October, willow limbs were gathered and cleverly placed in a large storm pipe (second photo, lower left) that prevents flooding during our rainy season. As the jam increased, so did the waters behind the beaver engineering project.

Once waters hit a critical level, Public Works faced the task of removing the debris. When mechanical means failed, a professional dive team was brought in to remove the submerged branches from the pipe.

The juxtaposed photos above show the day before the dive team and the day after. There was a dramatic drop in water level as evidenced by the water line on the tree snags.

I rather liked the lake that formed behind the beaver dam; but I know having my house flood was not an option.

However- the beavers are back at work again…chewing with a vengeance!

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