Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beavers on the Goose

"The Goose".  It's how a few of us who camera-trap refer to Goose Creek.

Goose Creek is a state scenic  river that runs through Leesburg, Va and flows into the Potomac River.

I put a few cameras up last week right near the banks of Goose Creek near beaver chewed trees.

The results are great.

As you can see, the beavers are hard at work. 

For now, the cameras have been taken down.  They were just to0 visible to have there for too long.


  1. really neat! I've only seen a beaver once swimming across a lake.

    1. Thanks Steve! I never knew there was so much beaver activity around here until I put up the cameras. Have you ever got one on camera trap?

  2. Goose creek...I know it well! what area do you call home? I work on an 800 acre farm in upperville and borrowed a game camera from a friend for a few days to set up after a piglet disappeared without a trace. no telling why but I was hopeful to possibly solve the mystery game camera style. no luck but only had it up a few nights. what camera would you consider the best buy and are there good used options available? seeing all the tracks in the snow I have soooo many locations I want to monitor.

    1. Meredith, I won't give away my exact location, but most of my research with cameras is done in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.
      As for the best cameras, Bushnell and Stealthcam brands have given me fantastic results. They're a little more expensive than others, but work well. Walmart also sells a 5MP Moultrie camera that works great. It's not HD quality but still gives clear results and is a good buy as well