Been a slow couple of weeks... but today it seems I have discovered the need to pay better attention. Just noticed this massive beaver lodge just off the trail a few hundred feet from where I turn around on the end of my trapline.
clearly visible breather holes on top:
then there was this hole in the ice in front of the lodge:
Then caught this little weasel in a 160 in a pail.
Of course he wouldn't commit to the same bait/lure in a weasel box 100 feet away, instead just run around it.
Squirrel Meat and Grouse Feather - Caven's Just Mice.
Had a look at these two little beaver huts while out for a joy ride.
There was a mound of dirt, or an old collapsed beaver house on the edge of the swamp. Something is living inside.
Scratch marks on sticks entering the hole and it's big enough around for a fat house cat or a small fisher to enter the hole.