It is on the face of our 5-cent coin, an emblem of Canada. And thanks to conservation and the lack of demand in the pelt hat, the Beaver – at one time endangered – is now safe in numbers.
However, we seldom see one, definitely not an everyday sighting. As for me, I’ve never seen one on land like the image on the coin, busy with its chore. But they are around; surely we can see the aftermath they leave behind. Here are evidences of their presence:
That’s why we have these:
I’ve had the chance of seeing a beaver recently at a pond, taking a break from its busy schedule:
Sure looks like a bear is swimming towards you:
A closer look and you can see its long and robust body:
yet agile, diving in and speeds away underwater:
But what I find interesting are the ripples it makes. Look back at the above photos and below:
Or is it just me, watching out for ripples everywhere?
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