Here you will see the remains of a beaver dam built about the same time that
the boardwalk was being constructed. Another is a few paces onward. Look carefully
and you will see that the beaver skillfully installed purloined scrap lumber from
boardwalk was being built, the existing beaver dams were deliberately breached
in order to drain the area and allow construction (with approval of the US Corps
of Engineers, of course!).
This battle over construction rights went on for several weeks. When the project
was finished, the beavers were right behind in re-establishing their superiority.
Each weekend, the beaver would use Georgia Highlands College lumber scraps to repair their
dams and re-flood the area.