Starting with the beavers: it's a little hard to see the dam in this picture, but it's there, cutting across the middle of the creek. With some heavy rain on Saturday, and ongoing expansion efforts, the pond behind the dam has gotten wider and deeper. I'm no longer able to walk along the south bank of the creek and am looking for an alternative path through the woods so that I can survey the effects of the pond upstream.
And then the deer: last night, Bhikku and I came out to the porch while dinner was cooking (er, warming), and there were four deer in the yard. Bhikku barked once, which made the visitors look up, but they didn't take action. I felt guilty about the deer I killed last week, so I apologized to these young ladies. They grazed.
While we're on the subject of wildlife, we were also visited this weekend by red-headed woodpeckers. One of them seemed to think the drain spout (which is metal, not wood, of course) might be a promising source of food. Noisy!