Beaver blocks traffic in West Vancouver

Traffic at one West Vancouver intersection ground to a halt on Monday morning after a slow moving beaver decided to cross the road.

Traffic stopped for the furry pedestrian at 15th and Bellevue during Monday morning rush

West Vancouver Police reported a slow moving beaver blocking traffic at 15th Avenue and Belleview Street was shooed into a nearby park. (Jeff Palmer/West Vancouver Police)

Traffic at one West Vancouver intersection ground to a halt on Monday morning after a slow moving beaver decided to cross the road.

West Vancouver Police tweeted a photo of the lackadaisical rodent crossing the road at 15th Street and Bellevue Avenue around 8:16 a.m. PT.

A short while later they tweeted an update saying the officers and other pedestrians had done some 'beaver herding' and shooed the animal into a nearby park.

Police did not release the reason the beaver decided to cross the road.

Google Maps: 15th Street and Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver.