Ranchers watch lone beaver herd curious cattle on Saskatchewan pasture

Critter with funny tail herds Saskatchewan cattle

ITUNA, Sask. — It’s about as Canadian as a cattle drive can get.

Ranchers northeast of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.

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 told radio station CJME that she and her husband are used to herding their cows with horses or quads, but nothing like this.

She said young cattle are naturally curious, while the beaver seemed to ignore all the attention.

“We knew that people would get a great chuckle out of it because you cannot get more Canadian than that,” said Ivey, who posted a video of the beaver-bovine cattle drive on Facebook.

“We talk about how awesome our Canadian beef is, but a beaver leading cattle around? It’s the most Canadian thing ever!”

Ivey said the beaver was probably looking around the pasture for a place to build a dam.

Video of the beaver and cattle can be seen at: http://bit.ly/2nVAn8i

(CJME)

 

CJME, The Canadian Press

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