I love the fact that every time I walk to class on Bethel’s campus, I find that I am encountering a new species. And I’m not talking about the guys here either
I’m talking about the fact that as I was on my way to breakfast one moning, I thought I saw a stork that was going to attack me and I ran so fast to the dining commons, that I almost broke my ankle.
I eventually found out that it was a blue herring and they are in fact endangered. I also found it funny that after breakfast, said blue herring was attempting to eat a super big fish and it was very comical to watch. I have since spotted this interesting bird whose flying ability is questionable since it usually falls out of the tree when it attempts to go above 15 feet in the air.
But the blue herring isn’t the only strange animal I’ve seen on campus. In the three to four weeks I have been on campus, I have encountered a hawk, a skunk, mice (thank goodness that I was by myself since almost everyone I know would have screamed and ran away), ducks, and of course the infamous squirrels (including Stumpy the [almost] tailless squirrel) that parade around campus.
Of course, I feel like interacting with these animals is most likely never a good idea. Just because they’re interesting doesn’t mean they’re safe. So the next time you find yourself on campus, take a look around and see if you spot any of these interesting animals. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.