Beavers busy preparing for autumn

Anne Day snapped a photo of a beaver paddling around in a pond near The Hotchkiss School last week. Photo by Anne Day

Compass arts and entertainment Editor Anne Day was hiking in Lakeville near The Hotchkiss School last Monday, Oct. 14, when she spotted a beaver swimming across a small pond.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) notes that beavers can be seen as either beneficial or a nuisance. Humans object to them cutting down trees and creating floods. Their activities can also interfere with fish migration and can create floods that wreck habitats for plants and animals.

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