Animal Twitter Parody Accounts in Vancouver


Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 11:03am PST
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Twitter is a great source of information but it’s also the home of many quirky and entertaining accounts. You can find out how tough Chuck Norris tweets, engage with Angelina Jolie’s right leg or the Queen of England, and Star Wars fans can see what Lando Calrissian is thinking in 2013. In Vancouver, parody accounts tend to be created for animals who find themselves in the spotlight.

The bear that hitched a ride into downtown on top of a garbage truck last year posts as @downtownbear, and the whale the found itself in False Creek also tweets @FalseCreekWhale. The invasive species discovered in a Central Park pond in Burnaby also had a short-lived online life as @iamthesnakehead.

Not in the news for any particular reason, but a part of daily life around town, there’s also @StreetCrow (thanks to clammeh for the reminder).

The latest animal to tweet is the inanimate poodle statue in East Vancouver, @MainStreetPoodle.

The shelf life of most of these Twitter accounts is a few months at the most, then they fade away with the hype (or at the end of the movie in the case of Ferris Bueller).

The Vancouver parody accounts that tend to stick around the longest have to do with transit, oddly enough, coming up with material that lends itself to “everyday” Vancouver experiences.

Many of these accounts add much-needed entertainment value to our daily Twitter streams of news, facts, and data. Should you know of any other Vancouver-themed parody accounts or accounts on behalf of local objects, feel free to pop a note in the comments.

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2 comments

  1. ariane c says:

    You forgot about @YVRcrows 🙂

  2. HondaKitten says:

    TransLink PR @NotTransLink is a funnier fake bus account.
    and then there is BCFerrys which is pretty funny too.

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