Monday, March 19, 2012

Tofino Trundler

I was out on the west coast of Vancouver Island this weekend and stumbled upon a rare species of cart endemic to the coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet.

A rare Tofino Trundler. Note how this shy cart uses
its cryptic colouration to blend in with its surroundings.

The Tofino Trundler is a very mellow cart and is non aggressive. Shy in nature, it spends most of its time rolling around the docks hoping to pick up any sort of scraps left behind by locals and tourists. Fairly unimposing and small in size, it is recognized by the patina of rust that is a result of constant exposure to the maritime air. Red highlights are noticeable in the right light conditions.

Count yourself lucky if you happen to stumble upon this delightful little trundler. Numbers have never been very high at this northern extent of its range and its solitary nature makes it difficult to find.


Tofino said...

Great find!

A word of caution though: While the Tofino Trundler is by nature a shy, even sedate creature, it does get easily spooked by urban haste.

If you're lucky enough to observe one in the wild, make sure not to rush it.

Dave said...

Great advice - thanks for stopping in!