Last week on my way to Mirai I saw something interesting! It looked like a big guinea pig in the water. At first I thought it was a beaver, but beavers have wide tails that look like waffles (?). This animal had a long, skinny tail like a rat — I know that makes it sound a lot less cute but it was still pretty charming! I had to look it up and it turns out it’s called a nutria. It’s not such a great animal because it can ruin the environment quickly if too many of them live in one place… hopefully there are not a lot of nutrias in Gifu!
Since I have always lived in big cities like Seoul and New York, it’s interesting for me to see animals in town. Even the crows in Ogaki are very shockingly big to me, and they’re everywhere! I have seen weasels, a fox and now this weird little nutria. They’re not such exciting animals but to me it’s a new experience!