We Learn to Identify Animals in Elementary School, Right?
Check out this video. A guy in Michigan saw what he thought was a koala on his fence. He was extremely excited about it, too! He ran down to get a closer shot ... and it's clearly an opossum. But the entire time he is calling in a koala, and it's hysterical!
It made me think WHY he thought it was a koala. Did he miss that day in elementary school? Has he never seen one before and saw that it climbs and went with "koala?" Or did he simply just "miss-ID" the animal, meaning to say opossum?
I showed a picture of an opossum to my 7-year-old daughter and she didn't know what it was. So maybe he just didn't learn what it was?
We may never know. In any case, it's a great video. Check it out below.