I can't remember if it was on this web site or a Countryside/backwoods/mother earth magazine about a article of this woman who would float down a river and plant squash and gourd seeds on the banks. Then she would float down the river at the end of the summer and harvest a boat load of goodies. Ever since I read that I have been wanting to do the same thing on the creek bed here by my house. Well late this evening I made a quick walk down to the creek by my house and noticed lots of beaver signs. Foot prints and chewed up twiggs and sapplings. Then it dawned on me! Do beavers eat squash and gourds? If so, are the beavers extinct wherever that lady was from? Does anyone know if beavers eat squash and gourds? Or any other animal that might be a nuisance?