Bewildered Beaver Becomes Accidental Leader Of 150 Curious Cows
You will want to take a look at this cute trending video that has over 1,800,000 views. The trending video shows a perplexed beaver who accidentally herds 150 head of cattle across a farm in Canada. The viral trending video last week has become an online sensation after it was posted on rancher Adrienne Ivey's Facebook page, who couldn't believe the scene when she saw it. Ivey said that the young cows are curious “kind of like teenagers." The video shows the cows carefully following the beaver. Whenever the beaver moves, the cows move with it. And when the beaver stops, the cows stop too. It's pretty cut, and the cows in their curiosity are gathered around the small animal keeping a respectful distance. Which is a good thing as you wouldn't want the cows to get any closer, just in case. People are saying that you can't get any more Canadian than that, with Canadian beef being led by a beaver.
The trending video was captured by rancher Adrienne Ivey who said that the beaver was quietly minding its own business when it caught the attention of the curious herd. The cows then followed the beavers lead as it moved along. Ivey said that beavers (which are a Canadian symbol) are commonplace on the ranch because of the wetlands, and are particularly plentiful at this time of the year because they are seeking for new locations for their huts. The rancher posted a later update on her Facebook marking her surprise at the viral success of the trending video and explaining her reasons for sharing footage of the adorable beaver.
The beaver has long been a symbol of Canada. The beaver was first given official status as an emblem of Canada when An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada received royal assent on March 24, 1975. However, the beaver was already part of the Canadian identity long before Parliament passed the National Symbol of Canada Act. After the early European explorers in Canada had realized that Canada was not the spice-rich Orient, the main profit-making attraction was the beaver population. In the late 1600s and the early 1700s, the fashion at the time demanded fur hats, which needed beaver pelts. As these hats became more and more popular, the demand for the beaver pelts grew. King Henry IV of France saw the fur trade as an opportunity to acquire the much-needed revenue and to establish a North American empire. Both the English and the French fur traders were soon selling beaver pelts in Europe at 20 times their original purchase price. The trade of beaver pelts proved to be so profitable that many Canadians felt compelled to pay tribute to the cute buck-toothed animal.
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