Today’s question concerns Beavers.
“Beaver dams are created both as a protection against predators, such as coyotes, wolves and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter. Destroying a beaver dam without removing the beavers takes a lot of effort, especially if the dam is downstream of an active lodge. Beavers can rebuild such primary dams overnight, though they may not defend secondary dams as vigorously.”
How high, in feet, was the largest beaver damn ever recorded? This was in Three Forks, Montana!
Funnily enough, this sparks a long discussion with such gems as…is that from the bottom of the river?…how deep is the river?…is it an uber beaver?
9.04am The results are out…
So the damn was 14 ft high, 2,140 feet long and 23 ft thick.
Winner The Jackal with 12.5ft
Nice but Dim 36ft
The Boss 43ft
So get em in please Boss!
9.06am Disaster Strikes! Our much loved tray has gone missing! Our bosses boss really hates it because it is battered and stained and loved. We fear she has done something horrible to it. Mouldy calls her a name and The Boss wanders off to the tea area anyway.
9.12am The boss arrives with the tea, making two journeys because he has no tray. I make the mistake of asking whether he made it with skimmed milk because it looks a little wishy washy. Mental note, don’t do that again. Boss is the main advocate of me not having sugar in my tea so this has none.
9.25am It tastes funny. I think it is because he used the water from the machine not from from the tap.
9.31am The Boss opens a cupboard and the tray is found! Of course it is in the stationary cupboard. Silly us.
9.54am No sign of new question. Harrassment of boss will follow. Hoping I lose so I could get a decent cuppa!
9.55am First report submitted.