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Turns out beavers are the royalty of social media

Tuesday, November 22nd 2022, 6:00 am - Candid Closeup is a weekly segment that features Canadians from coast to coast who love to share their weather. In this episode, we learn how this unassuming Canadian influencer gets 10 million views just by eating.

Thousands of fans and millions of views. The beaver has proven to be the true Canadian icon we always thought it was.

The animal's popularity is obvious if you've ever happened upon the social media account, Mike's Photos and Videos of Beavers.

In this edition of Candid Closeup, The Weather Network’s Kim MacDonald speaks with the man behind the camera — Saskatoon resident, Mike Digout. A lawyer by trade, Mike likes to take his evening walks along the South Saskatchewan River. During the pandemic, he noticed a colony of beavers and soon made it an evening ritual to document them with his camera. By observing them so closely, Mike soon got to learn about their daily habits and quirky traits. By sharing his videos and photos, he's also learned they have quite the fan club.


Want to nominate yourself or someone you know to be featured in our next Candid Closeup? Tweet @KMacTWN and share your story!

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