The beaver

April 16, 2008

I was riding my bicycle to work when I noticed a beaver swimming down Evans Creek just west of Sahalee Way.

I wondered where this guy was going. Was he looking for a home? Just passing through to Lake Sammamish? Would he stay a while? Would neighbors let him settle?

Evans Creek flows through a newly manufactured wetland, created when SR 202 was widened from Redmond to Sahalee Way.

The beaver looked something like this when I first saw him.

I have ridden my bicycle down 202 on and off for some time. Now a regular job takes me along this corridor whether I carpool or ride my bicycle.

I see a lot more of the scenery pedaling along. This beaver was a pleasant surprise on a lazy spring morning.

That began a long wait before I saw any sign of him again.