Heather, the busy tree beaver was using a “pole saw” (actually a chain saw on a 10ft pole) trimming trees in the park yesterday when “…out of nowhere” a branch struck her on the shoulder. Now, before you gasp in complete horror note that she WAS wearing all necessary safery gear. Hardhat, gloves, hearing protection, eye protection and so on… I was not there to see the accident happen directly (I was around the corner on the trail) so I can’t say for sure exactly what happened. Here is a photo of her with the pole saw on the trail minutes before the accident and one of the “scrape” on her shoulder:
I did take the time to interview the only “eyewitness” on the scene and he/she refused to make a statement. It would only “smile” when asked it there was some sort of malice involved.
Sneaky trees… I think the wood is out to get us. Be afraid. Be very afraid…The trees are watching.