While walking near a known beaver pond at Tranquille, I noticed that these normally nocturnal animals were out and about during daylight. I observed 3 individuals swimming back and forth to their lodge gathering mud from an area near the shore. Being at low elevation, their pond wasn’t completely frozen so they were able to move about in several places above the ice. I gained their trust by being there for over an hour and this resulted in them going about their activities with me within very close range. Very cool to see them out during the day.