Squirrels and beavers - diligent rodents
Life on and near the swamp this spring has been dominated by hard-working rodents.
The big gray squirrel has solved the puzzle of one "squirrel proof" bird feeder and is working diligently on the second.
Having failed to solve the puzzle -- a spring loaded cage which uses the squirrel's weight to shut the openings -- the squirrel has resorted to brute force. He is slowly gnawing away the thick wire from which the feeder is hung.