Downtown cellphone naturalist Christine Wilson sends some shots this morning of unauthorized tree remodeling on the banks of Buffalo Bayou east of Travis St. by Spaghetti Warehouse (across from the University of Houston Downtown building shown up top). Wilson says a chat with some Buffalo Bayou Park rangers confirmed the identity of the anonymous tree hackers as likely beavers. That aligns with a report from earlier this month from the folks at Save Buffalo Bayou of other activity in the same area by rodents of unusual size. More closeup shots of denuded trees below:
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Photos: Christine Wilson
I’ll be the first – Buffalo Bayou has a beaver! Dam!
Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.
And thus, construction begins on the downtown Buc-ee’s.
Kind of cool that things like that can make a go of it in the middle of the city. Somewhere in my email I have a neighbor’s security cam picture of a small deer in the alley between Rutland and Allston in 2012.
Save a tree, eat a beaver.
Headline of the (young) year.
Let the beavers do what they do. They’re trying to make our flooding and everything more natural and better. Plant more trees, though.