Watch a beaver lead a herd of cattle across a Saskatchewan field


Our national animal has many talents: building lodges, cutting down trees, and…herding cattle?

Adrienne and Aaron Ivey witnessed a surprising sight this weekend as they went to check on their 150 cattle outside of Ituna, Saskatchewan.

Leading the large herd was a solitary beaver. Whenever the beaver moved, the herd moved. The beaver would pause, and the herd would follow suit.

The younger cattle were curious and positioned themselves for a better vantage point, while the older members simply accepted their unconventional leader.

Adrienne Ivey posted the video to Facebook, where she knew her fellow Canadians would get a kick out of it.

“We knew that people would get a great chuckle out of it because you cannot get more Canadian than that,” Ivey told Metro News.

The beaver, supposedly looking for a place to build a dam, was unconcerned with the attention.

“We talk about how awesome our Canadian beef is, but a beaver leading cattle around? It’s the most Canadian thing ever!”