Saturday, March 17, 2007

Weirder and Weirder

Ok, I've grown used to slowing down or stopping my car for groups of deer crossing the road, but yesterday on the way to work I saw something I'd never seen in real life before.

A small furry object with a high rounded rump and dragging something behind scurrying across the road made me slow down in curiosity. "What the heck is that!" I wondered aloud. As I got closer I was able to identify it from pictures I'd seen.

It was a beaver. He was returning to his swamp of choice after cruising the inhabited side of the road. I wonder if he was taking a break from chomping trees to raid the garbage cans across the road like his neighbors the racoons.

Weird, huh? What's next, a white rabbit in a waistcoat?