Beavers were cause of floods in part of the state

Beavers have been the cause of flooding the last year in parts of Texas. Beavers built at around three dams near a park, causing the nearby biking and hiking trails to flood, according to McKinney Animal Control. Earlier this year, animal control officers walked around 100 yards into the park’s nearby woods and discovered a beaver dam. To help rectify the problem, they tried digging holes into the dams to let water flow through, only to find the animals had patched the holes by the next morning.

In the state of Texas, beavers are very abundant and it is not unusual to find them in urban and suburban areas. Although there are some benefits that they bring to the table, beavers can be the cause of significant damage. The most common damage they can cause is flooding due to where and how they build their dams. They can also damage to boating and fishing docks by building their lodges underneath.

For information on beaver control, contact The Critter Squad Inc.

Pesky beavers building dams in McKinney

Beavers in Collin County are causing flooding issues at a recently renovated park.

Beavers built at least three dams near Bonnie Wenk Park, causing the nearby biking and hiking trails to flood, according to McKinney Animal Control.

“[The park] was underwater a bunch of times,” said McKinney Animal Control Supervisor Dee St. Aubin. “It ruined a bunch of stuff. But we didn’t really know it was going on before. But now we do.”

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Summary: Beavers have been the cause of flooding the last year in parts of Texas. Beavers built at around three dams near a park, causing the nearby biking and hiking trails to flood, according to McKinney Animal Control.

Managing beaver damage

Beavers (Castor canadensis) are the largest rodents in North America.

Their range includes most of North America, from the northern parts of Canada and Alaska to northern Mexico.

Beavers are aquatic rodents which live in rivers, streams, ponds, lakes or other wetland areas.

In Texas, beavers are very abundant and it is not uncommon to find beavers in urban and suburban areas. Learn more

Summary: In the state of Texas, beavers are very abundant and it is not unusual to find them in urban and suburban areas. Although there are some benefits that they bring to the table, beavers can be the cause of significant damage.

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