Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Beaver visits Vancouver

We interrupt our usual discussions for some late-breaking news:
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?


truepeers said...

Heh Charles,

If you want to see more beavers, leave the steep slopes of the North and visit Burnaby Lake and Still Creek. Them Varmints are about.

Charles Henry said...

If I turn east instead of north, will I lose my eagles in exchange for these beavers?
I'm not sure I'm willing to make that trade.. :) well, maybe once in a while would be okay.