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Wild Toronto, Canadian Icon - Save a tree; kill a beaver! ;-) - Thanks Oldo for the nice ecological motto!

Canadian Beaver (Castor canadensis), is getting more and more established in the city parks! This one is not shy at all. I was probably 6-8 meters away, as he was chewing on the tree branch. Sometimes the tree they pick is 25 cm in diameter. In some parks they do quite a damage!

Colonel Samuel Smith park, on the lake, is known for many bird species. The day, I was there, I have seen an Arctic Owl, apparently very rare, this far south. I have only seen it to fly away!

Beaver is on Canadian nickel ($0.05) even when somebody described it as

a overgrown, dentally challenged rat!, it is a protected animal in Toronto.


Placed #4 in January 2015 contest Animals in Winter Romanian Forum

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  • Uploaded on February 2, 2012
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/01/18 14:18:52
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 32.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash