People who ranch usually use a horse or a quad to move their cattle.
But it was a little different in Ituna, Sask., on Good Friday, as a beaver had the attention of 150 cows.
Adrienne Ivey said her husband Aaron was out checking on the cattle when he noticed something a bit odd. All of the cows were herded together in one area rather than scattered throughout the pasture.
“These young heifers are kind of like a teenager,” she said. “They’re very curious creatures and they were just enthralled by this beaver.”
She said that it’s normal to have wildlife in around the ranch, but she’s never come across a beaver that had the cows’ full attention.
“It’s the time of year where beavers are moving around and finding a place for their dams,” she said. “We have seen beavers out and about before but never like this.”
Ivey went on to say she knew it was going to be a viral hit on the internet because of its Canadian nature.
“When we first saw this we knew that people would get a great chuckle out of it because you cannot get more Canadian than that,” she said. “We talk about how awesome our Canadian beef is, but a beaver leading cattle around? It’s the most Canadian thing ever!”
As of Monday, the video had more than 50,000 views on Facebook.