We had a surprise this weekend when we arrived at the cottage!
The birch tree, that has always leaned gracefully over the water along the shore from the dock, had been chewed down by a beaver some time during the previous night. When we went down to the dock on Saturday we saw the tree lying in the water with all its branches still on it. Then when we went back down to the shore the next morning, every last branch had been stripped from the tree and carted away during the night. All that was left were some woodchips in the water under the now naked birch trunk.
I'd have to say we all were all sad the tree has gone, but a little impressed with the beaver's chewing skills.
Linked to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House