I saw a strange wild animal from far away. What is that?
It noticed me and got into a squatting position in the grass.
I slowly walked toward with a 2-meter distance, but it didn’t run away.
It probably thought it was hiding perfectly but I could still see its whole body.
Suddenly, it stood up. When the bird and I looked at each other, he ran away without flying.
The animal in the photo is the Japanese Green Pheasant, Japan’s national bird. (きじ Kiji)
The male adult pheasants are in showy plumage, while the female ones have simple brown plumage.
These birds were printed as design on the back of old Japanese 10,000 yen bills. Currently, a phoenix design is printed on 10,000 yen bills.
I wonder why he didn’t fly.
See you one day!
Despite being the national bird of Japan, it is legal to hunt for wild animals such as pheasant, duck, deer or boar in designated hunting grounds in Japan.
Yet, the restaurants and shops that offer pheasant meat in Japan is rare. I haven’t tried eating it.
I saw the Japanese Green Pheasant around a park Tennenshoku-gekijo 天然色劇場 in Kochi 高知 Prefecture.
There are really long monkey bars in the park.
The monkey bars have 400 bars in 102 meters.
They are in the Guinness Book of World Records.