Adrienne Ivey posted a video of a confused beaver that accidentally started herding 150 cows. The cows where very curious and followed it as it walked along.


Adrienne blogged on “View from the Ranch Porch” to describe what she saw when they came across the beaver. The blog is a log of life on a Canadian farm. They share the land with all sorts of wildlife and waterfowl, like moose and skunks to name a few.

“On Good Friday, when Aaron and I headed out for a mid-afternoon check, we came over a hill on our ATVs and were surprised to see all 150 heifers crowded around in one tight group.”

A heifer is a cow that has not yet had a calf or has only had 1 in the past. The cows are less experienced mothers, so they often need more help than an experienced cow.

“We expected maybe a new calf, but what we actually found was possibly the most Canadian thing we have ever witnessed on our ranch.” 

“Because heifers are young, they are very curious creatures. They were absolutely enthralled by this wayward beaver travelling across their stomping grounds. Enthralled, but wary enough to keep their distance.”

“As for the beaver, we have many sloughs and wetlands on the ranch, so beavers are common place. This is the time of year that beavers may find themselves looking for a new wetland to build their home (beaver hut) in. This particular beaver was quietly minding his own business when he caught the attention of the herd.”

The video isn’t the greatest quality but you can clearly see the curious cows and confused beaver walk along.

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Sources: Facebook / View from the Ranch Porch

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