Staking out the Beiber, um, Beavers.
Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
You never know what is going to happen when you walk through the doors at the office.
My spidey sense was tingling when our photo assignment editor, Canice Leung warned be that I might be staking out a Beiber.
When I questioned it, my hearing might have been a casualty at the previous weekend's Indy, she clarified that it wasn't Justin Beiber, but a beaver.
Turns out a reader sent in a photo of a beaver at the foot of York street.
The Toronto Star which has been doing a series of stories on Lake Ontario had Antonia Zerbisias write this story on the beavers in Lake Ontario.
Relieved that I wasn't going to stakeout Justin Beiber, I went out in search of beavers.
A quick walk along the waterfront and I saw the first signs.
Being from Northern Ontario, I know beaver sticks, and there were a few floating in the harbour.
A quick look West and I could see the trees that were the source near a deck that extends into the harbour.
A closer look and I could see the damage and I could hear chewing!
A look under the stairs and there it was.
It was dark under the stairs, I was shooting 1600 ISO at a 60th of a second.
Thankfully the beaver snuck out and made its way over to the rocky shore by the boardwalk where it put on a show!