The International daycab tells me that it will be making "short hops" between layup periods because it may be restricted to certain travel hours.
If anyone can identify it, please let me know!
Thanks to readers, I now know it is the Long-Ma dragon horse (cheval dragon) - a fire breathing animated horse to be used in public performances, for the Canada 150 celebrations. The 45 tonne load took months of planning for its route from Nantes, France to Ottawa, where it will appear July 27 to 30.
There are nuimerous internet references to it, such as this You Tube video: