I went back to the pond today to see why the yard is not draining into it properly, and was shocked to see the damage caused by beavers in just two weeks (I've been sick, and have not been back since then). They have completely chopped down and stolen two apple trees from the old orchard, and have also taken a willow that was probably 20 feet tall! I couldn't find a dam, so I called our neighbor and sure enough he found a good sized one just over the property line where our pond drains into his. Does anyone know how a person can go about borrowing traps or finding someone who traps them? Is there a season in Ohio on trapping? Should I wrap the trunks of the remaining fruit trees with chicken wire, or will they chew through that too? I'm just sick about it. There is a whole forest full of trees just 50 feet away from that pond, and those nasty buggers have to go and take my apple tree!