When your small town in Alberta is facing dire economic hardship, there's only one thing to do: Kill and stuff dozens of gophers, and then arrange them into disturbingly lifelike little dioramas. Then charge people to come visit, and you're good to go!
The furry guys are indulging in their "favorite activities," from checking the mail to kissing in the moonlight to welding gopher shoes. Things get intense when one gopher performs a Texas-style holdup on another seemingly innocent rodent in a treasury building.
We'd rather just watch them say prayers and play harmonicas.
The tour ends with a display that seems to poke fun at the whole Gopher Museum itself: In it, a gopher dressed in a top hat fights with a gopher dressed as a hippie about whether it's ethical to kill and stuff a wild gopher for the museum.
We don't know if this is political commentary, or animal cruelty, or straight-up Canadian kookiness. But whatever it is, we just can't look away.