Wellesley Department of Public Works employees could be seen Wednesday removing debris from a dam constructed by beavers at the State Street pond near the track and football field parking lot. The beavers’ project was obstructing the culvert and causing flooding concerns along the Fuller Brook Path, according to Natural Resources Commission Director Brandon Schmitt.
The town left the beavers alone. Wellesley contracts with an outside firm for beaver removal/relocation in some cases, though only between Nov. 1-April 15.
“As the beavers are still there (and busy as beavers), it’s very likely the debris will be back and have to be removed again,” according to the town. “We work very hard to find a way to coexist with the beavers.”
A contraption called a Beaver Deceiver (best animal thwarting device name since the Mosquito Deleto) has been used to prevent damming at Rosemary Brook But State Street pond doesn’t have the depth and size to allow for this technique there.