Even if it’s missing Tim Hortons coffee, I can’t imagine a cuter “Canadian” photo. From CBC News, thanks to reader Taskin, we have a wonderful short article called “Mountie + baby beaver = most Canadian photo ever?” The photo isn’t really staged, but grew out of a real encounter. As the CBC describes,
Sure enough, it happened recently at Regina’s Salthaven West wildlife rehabilitation centre.
The centre helps injured and abandoned birds and wild animals, and in May received four beaver kits whose mother had been killed near Fort Qu’Appelle.
Jason Pinder, who has volunteered his time with Salthaven for the past five years, works a day job as an RCMP corporal.
When he stopped by the centre a few days ago wearing his red serge uniform, staff couldn’t resist getting a shot with him and one of the furry critters.
The result: an iconic shot for the ages that delighted Salthaven’s Facebook followers.
Most Canadian photo ever? Many agreed.
“Just missing a double-double!” Kimberley Belhumeur said in the comments.
Well, when I posted it on Facebook some of my FB friends thought it was missing more than a double double (BTW, if you don’t know that term, read this explanation). Here’s my thread this morning (another comment just added by reader daveau: “I hope that beaver is bilingual.”) But as far as I know, beavers have only one tongue!