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Either they had a lot of green ink to use up…

… or it is the Emerald Ash Borer…  Wally, you are screwed.  Your Life’s work up in flames, or down in beetle dust…

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Can’t decide whether the story of the intrepid beaver pair or the man against nature story line is more compelling… but on the advice of faithful reader Bill Schulz, to keep an eye out for beaver whilst away on vacation, it’s funny how easy that was…

First stop at the Royal Ontario Museum, (or ROM,) we came face to face with Castor Canadensis, The America Beaver!  Imagine the excitement!  Or not…

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But then imagine my surprise when yet another Beaver made his way into the financial press of the local market…  While two points define a straight line but not necessarily a trend, I was starting to wonder about the prevalence of Beaver at the core of the Canadian culture…

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But then it got downright strange as we were making our way to the Distillery District and the St. Lawrence Market, and stumbled upon this little fellow attached to a Transit Shelter, bidding creative Canadians to have a hand in designing their currency…  The Beaver Theme continues!!

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On to the CN Tower for lunch!  Rising 1,815 ft., 5 inches into the Canadian Sky, the tower boasts views in every direction, out over Lake Ontario, north into the Canadian outback…  and straight down via glass floors.  To coax the reluctant, which includes your’s truly, posters were hung showing how many of different species could be supported by the “glass” used in the floor…  and to our surprise, there was the Beaver again… this time proclaiming that over 1,000 Beavers could be held up by the see-through floor…

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Here’s a shot of the “glass floor…”

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and two brave travelers making their way onto it…

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And finally a trip to Casa Loma, a mansion built by the early 20th Century financier Sir Henry Pellatt and his wife Lady Mary Pellatt.  Below is a picture of Sir Pellatt’s top hat, no doubt fashioned from a beaver hide…  So maybe a bit of a stretch, but I believe now the Beaver Circle is complete and unbroken… 

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Whether by providence or suggestion, reader Schulz knew more than maybe he was letting on…

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