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Beaver spotted at Ballard Locks

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on January 26th, 2016

A beaver was captured on video checking out the Ballard Locks yesterday.

“I alerted the Locks crew, so they could help him get back into the water,” wrote James on Facebook.

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Did you spot the beaver? Email photos or videos to tips@myballard.com

Video and still courtesy of James Galasyn.

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19 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Mr. Upgrade // Jan 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    The Beaver was overheard admiring the engineering of the Locks and is planing to upgrade to concrete and rebar for his next project….sticks are falling out of fashion with builders these days!

  • 2 Beaver Man // Jan 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    We need more beaver around these parts.

  • 3 An Observer // Jan 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    There is a series of beaver dams on Thornton Creek, one block east of Northgate Mall.

  • 4 Colin // Jan 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    There is a very large beaver dam at the Montlake Community Center. Also beavers in the waters of the Arboretum.

  • 5 Suwan // Jan 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    PacFish took a great video of a beaver living under the 24th Street dock a few years ago.

  • 6 jody // Jan 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    A Ballard Beaver!

  • 7 Neighbor // Jan 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I’m a big fan of the beaver! Is there a place I can “like” the beaver on Facebook?

  • 8 Beaver Lover // Jan 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    That’s a hairy beaver.

  • 9 Beaver Lover // Jan 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Urban beaver

  • 10 Beaver Man // Jan 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    “That’s a hairy beaver.”

    Beaver Lover, I prefer my Ballard Beaver trimmed, like my bushes.

  • 11 Dawgbro // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Save a tree, eat a beaver!

  • 12 Beaver Lover // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    To each his own… Every beaver is beautiful in its own special way. I haven’t seen a beaver I didn’t like.

  • 13 theresa mcewen // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    It’s father beaver takin a break fom Golden Gardens. He’s thinking about how long those alders are goin to sustain his family of four. Tough life in the city…

  • 14 VIP Room // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I saw some beaver at Sands on 15th last week.

  • 15 Emily Thousand // Jan 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I think this is the best article and best comment thread I’ve ever seen on this site!! :) You guys are cracking me up.

  • 16 Beaver Lover // Jan 28, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    No beaver haters here!

  • 17 Beaver hater // Jan 28, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I’m seriously disappointed, I expected a spotted beaver.

  • 18 Wet Beaver // Jan 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Any update on the beaver? I’d like to contact Rod Johnson at WA Fish and Wildlife and make a wildlife report.

  • 19 Dean Kelley // Nov 24, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Just found this through the Ballard High Alumni page. Have 35 years of catching up to do.

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