We've seen a couple of notably unusual animals in recent weeks, so here are three of them.
This is 'Big Bruce', a statue of a Hereford outside the office of Elderslie Township. Bruce County, west of us, is the heart of beef cattle production in Ontario, and Elderslie is the heart of beef production in Bruce County. We pass Big Bruce on our way to see our son and daughter-in-law in the new old home near Lake Huron.
It's not just a gimmick, it's a memorial to Harvey Davis, a former local leader in the Cattlemen's Association. Seems so suitable for an agricultural area like this.
These two on the other hand, seem totally out of place. They live on a farm east of Arthur, a ways south of the valley, along with a number of other unusual animals. These two were in a paddock right beside the road.
And finally here's a fox we watched for several minutes before it trotted away, just on the outskirts of Arthur, practically in backyards.
For your viewing pleasure, a rare picture of the Furry Gnome paying homage to Big Bruce.