I finally saw my first beaver here in Vancouver, as the spry little fellow shopped for a new home.
I thought at first that it was one of the frequently-seen fur seals that visit our coastal waters (much to the consternation of local fishermen). But something about the way he was swimming made me quickly realize that this was some other visitor than a seal.
"Too big for an otter" I thought... "looks almost like a beaver." I've never seen beavers around here before; where do they usually hang out? And why is this fellow downtown? Do they build dams in Stanley Park, I wonder?