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Old 12-27-2020, 01:37 AM
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While I've been waiting for parts to come in, I have been doing winter yard work. Beavers have had a field day in the creek behind our house, so I started taking out beaver-dams. The third dam is yet to be removed. It is inside a 30" culvert across the county road just north of my driveway. The County spent many hours with three quarters of a million dollars worth of equipment and five guys and got a washbasin full of dirt out of this culvert. I'm just arrogant enough to think that I should be able to take a lot of that dirt out of the culvert in a short time, with one eye shut and an old tree.
Well, I was wrong, time has been ticking away and I used both eyes. I have been making a steel re-enforcement for under the tree with retractable claws on the steel channel iron. There is also a retractable scoop at one end of this channel. I hope to chain the channel-iron to the bottom of the log and push it into the culvert with most of the claws and scoop folding back. One claw will still be rigid so it will rip a little bit of the frozen dirt and sticks up, on the push westwards. When I pull the log and re-enforcement eastwards, the claws and scoop should flop down and work to rip and pull a shovel-full of beaver dam out of the culvert.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:45 AM
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There ya go imangineering again MM, hope the plan works out .
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:05 AM
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Looks great Mac! The fun you can have with beavers...
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:43 AM
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Looks great Mac! The fun you can have with beavers...
And here I thought this was a family friendly site
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:48 AM
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And here I thought this was a family friendly site
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you can always count on me to spoil a perfectly harmless thread... sorry...

Mac please make a video... I`d love to see how it works out

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Old 12-27-2020, 06:51 AM
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:07 AM
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Good luck with the beavers MM, and I'm with Dutch - please make us a video!
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:25 AM
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Hard to beat a beaver.
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Old 12-27-2020, 11:35 AM
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Kinda gives you faith in the idea that nature will triumph in the end when we are gone
Couple of fur bearin' critters can challenge everything thrown at them, now that's determination!
Homegrown solutions like yours are often the best way to go. Good luck on the beaver war...
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