Beaver Battle at Active Adult Community in EDH
A homeowners association decision to remove and destroy the beaver that’s set up shop in the Four Seasons Active Adult Community in El Dorado Hills has residents collecting signatures to save the creature while an intransigent HOA general manager insists the beaver’s fate is sealed.
The beaver lives in Grassy Creek, a headwaters tributary of Deer Creek that winds through the Four Seasons, serving as both flood control and a scenic wetlands corridor for the planned development.
The Grassy Creek beaver, as residents have taken to calling it, has turned the formerly well-defined, narrow creek into a shallow marsh between Covered Bridge Way and Monte Mar Drive.
Few residents have ever caught a glimpse of the Grassy Creek beaver, but dog walkers June Neil and Dorothy Walsh nonetheless reported enjoying having it around, and particularly liked the two pairs of Mallard ducks that now call the marsh home.
The shy rodents rarely live past 16 years, a clear violation of Four Seasons’ age restriction, but that’s not why ...