Beaver herds cattle
Regina – Cattle ranchers outside of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.
As reported by CBC, Adrienne Ivey and her husband Aaron were out checking their 150 cattle near Ituna on Good Friday when they noticed something odd.
The cattle were gathered together and walking slowly behind a beaver, with some of the heifers lowering their heads to get a closer look at the furry cowboy with a funny-looking tail.
When the beaver stopped, the herd would stop, and then follow again when the rodent resumed its stroll.
Ivey says they are used to herding their cows with horses or quads, but nothing like this.
“We just thought this was so funny and so Canadian,” she said. “A Canadian beaver leading around a bunch of Canadian cattle just makes it even more funny.”
Ivey said they have a number of sloughs and wetlands on the ranch, and often see beavers walking around.
The couple farms near Ituna, 135 km northeast of Regina.