Continuing with the wildlife theme of late, here's what bear warning signs in BC look like. At first glance it looked official. I gathered it was an educational piece about how to avoid encountering a bear, and if perchance you did come across one how you should act...
... but upon reading the sign in more detail I was a bit taken aback. The municipality actually printed this?
That's right, chances are nobody speaks bear. Literally zero. In fact, more people speak Klingon than bear. But, hey, we even have wildlife overpasses in BC so it all goes hand in hand I guess!
The "Beware of Dog" warning on the driver's side of this semi truck I can understand if the driver takes his dog with him on the road for companionship and security. The addition of "No Shoes" though is starting to make this truck cab look more like a residence.
Usually when a governing body goes to the trouble to print signs to inform the public, the signs have some sense of formality. Given this sign is to advise dogs and their guardians where they're allowed to walk, it only makes sense to post the sign in both human and dog language so both understand. The West Coast of BC is very dog-friendly.
It's comforting that we warn the ants with peanut allergies before we kill them with the poison.
A pond in Maple Ridge that is regularly circled by dog walkers and runners has this sign posted along its banks. The ripples in the water speak to the redundancy of the warning so far this temperate winter.