On behalf of Canada’s 144th birthday (which took place July 1st), Blue Bear and I decided to post some pictures of stereotypically Canadian animals over the weekend.
First of all, it’s quite obvious that the beaver is the ultimate Canadian stereotype as you can see here:
This is a really goofy picture. Please note that our mounties are definitely not beavers and likewise, our beavers aren’t mounties! Also, you don’t often see mounties (at least not where we live), if you see them at all, and, if you live in the city, there’s virtually no chance of stumbling upon a beaver unless you visit a biodome or a zoo!
Nevertheless, beavers played a big part in the history of Canada. You can learn about beavers (and other things in Canada’s history) by visiting this fantastic site here: The Canadian Encyclopedia. This is the part specifically about beavers.
Finally, here is a picture of an adorable beaver!
A Happy Canada Day Weekend, Independence Day Weekend and just a Happy Weekend in general to everyone from all of us here at ACAD!
Goofy picture of Beaver Mountie found here: Raincoaster
Beaver in Water found here: Bay Area Bird Blog
Pudgy Beaver found here: Komo News