What looks like a pile of sticks with vegetation piled on top in this photograph is actually a carefully constructed beaver dam with vegetation sprouting on top of it. This dam is located on the Salinas River in Atascadero.
A pile of long sticks with green plants growing in them create a beaver dam wall with a small pond on the other side of the dam.
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