◆ 逃げたリスのその後。

〔AFPBB News〕 【6月28日 AFP】東京都武蔵野市の「井の頭自然文化園(Inokashira Park Zoo)」は28日、台風で飼育施設が破損し逃げ出したリス30匹について、期待を上回る38匹を捕獲したことを明らかにした。

◆ 原文はコチラ↓。

◇ TOKYO, June 28, 2012 (AFP) — Japanese zookeepers who lost 30 squirrels after a typhoon damaged their enclosure said Thursday their recovery efforts had exceeded expectations — with 38 animals back in captivity.
 The bushy-tailed rodents made a break for freedom when a tree felled by a typhoon last week cut through netting at Tokyo’s Inokashira Park Zoo.
 But after days of trapping the sharp-toothed creatures, a spokeswoman for the zoo said the haul had been more successful than expected and a total of 38 had been “recaptured”.
 “We still receive about four to five reports a day from witnesses,” said Eri Tsushima. “We will continue setting traps as long as people keep reporting squirrel sightings to us.”
 Most of the animals were caught in the surrounding park area, and Tsushima said keepers would be checking that all of those taken into captivity had the microchips the zoo implanted into its own squirrels.
 She acknowledged that the ranks of recaptured animals could have been swollen by the wild squirrels who live in the park.
 “We simply don’t know yet,” she said.

◆ まだまだ増えそうな様子だ。脱走したリスにはマイクロチップが埋め込んであるらしいから、無辜のリスは無事に釈放されるのだろう(か?)。


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