Canadians really are polite rule-followers — right down to their wildlife.
Take for example this bison photographed while crossing the road at a bison crossing sign in Alberta.
Photographer Tim Osborne captured the image Sunday in Elk Island National Park, which is east of Edmonton.
“Nice to see that the Parks Canada staff have successfully trained the bison to use their marked crossings!” he posted on Twitter.
Nice to see that the @ParksCanada staff have successfully trained the bison to use their marked crossings! #wildlife #alberta pic.twitter.com/diZd0Y6x8S— Tim Osborne (@tim_osborne) December 13, 2020
Parks staff were amused and pleased.
@tim_osborne We take their training VERY seriously. 😉 Thanks for sharing this amazing picture!— Parks Canada (@ParksCanada) December 14, 2020
Osborne too was tickled pink.
Glad to see all of your hard work paying off!— Tim Osborne (@tim_osborne) December 14, 2020
The photo is spawning all kinds of jokes about exactly who is in charge in the park.
Actually it’s nice to see that the bison 🦬 have trained @ParksCanada staff to erect signs at their crossings.— C Burrows-Johnson (@CBJAlberta) December 14, 2020
It was well worth the Sunday drive to Elk Island on a frigid day.
My morning trip out to @ElkIslandNP was good for a laugh. https://t.co/xN2WPzwDSd— Tim Osborne (@tim_osborne) December 14, 2020
You can see more of his images from the weekend visit.
And don’t worry. He wasn’t getting too close to the potentially dangerous animals. Osborne was shooting with a telephoto lens.
A few more bison shots from Elk Island this morning.Posted by Tim Osborne Photography on Sunday, December 13, 2020