Animal Visitors 英会話・英語 アミック
On Saturday, June 4th, I was teaching at our Shigenobu school when we had an unusual visitor! With so many fields near the school, we are used to an occasional spider, frog, or bee coming to visit our school. On that day though, we discovered a baby bat!
Some people are quite scared of bats, but most are harmless and only eat insects or fruit. I actually find them quite cute! In America, though, bats are often carriers of disease and are usually killed. Japan is fortunate to have eliminated rabies, the most dangerous disease that bats sometimes have in the United States.
Our visitor was safely removed with a net by Fuji staff and returned to the fields. It is very important not to touch wild animals!
Bats are an often misunderstood animal, a topic which is covered in one of our textbooks, Impact, from National Geographic. All animals play an important role in the environment.
Have you seen any wild animals recently? How do you feel about bats?