“He’s got some pretty big ferocious claws and teeth,” said Fiona Gibson, who said she was once charged by the aggressive animal. “He came at me! I was surprised, it’s not something you expect from a beaver or a rodent,” she said.
Justin’s aggressive antics are so well-known that he’s even been ratted out to the BC Conservation Officer service.“The Conservation Officer Service received a report that there was an aggressive beaver that possibly attacked a resident’s dog,” said CO Daniel Eichstadter.
But conservation says the rodent is just acting in defence, and the public needs to do its part to steer clear and keep dogs on a leash.
What a mean beaver! Refusing to play with that nice big dog they sent to wrestle with him. Why on earth would he ever, ever harm him? And what possible explanation is there for him coming out at dawn and coming out again in the mornings. Seems pretty darened suspicious if you ask me.
“Beavers I mean, they’re sort of this iconic animal for Canadians generally, they were part of the fur trade and part of colonial development of Canada, and now they’re returning to the city after their populations had been trapped and hunted out in many parts of B.C.”
Ahhh I miss the kit-love of summer. Looks like we might not get any vicarious parenthood from Napa which appears to be taking the summer off. Still I’m hopeful that we’ll see kits eventually. Based on that mating Moses filmed I’m expecting bright shining faces in early October. Aren’t you?