Many animals are misunderstood. Some have earned terrible reputations, and others only mild. Some people think we can help them, while others think we cannot. Some of the animals below are pets, while others are wild. Here are three animals that are misunderstood.
Hedgehogs are thought to really hurt because of their sharp spines. These animals aren't really that misunderstood, but you must agree that many people think their spines hurt. The truth is, no, they don't. I guess if you quickly put your hands on it, it may hurt, but if you do it slowly, it won't hurt!
Bats are thought to be vampires and sometimes even bad luck. The truth is the opposite. These animals are good luck, and are not at all vampires. Little Brown bats can eat up 6,000 bugs in one night, like mosquitoes. So, are they bad luck now? Not all bats eat bugs, though. Some drink blood. However, there's not a big worry there going to suck your blood. The like to drink the blood of cows, pigs, and other ungulates. Other bats eat fruit. They look like dogs, wolves, and foxes, earning them the nickname "Flying Fox".
3. Pit Bulls
Pit Bulls are possibly the most misunderstood animals of all. I used to be scared of them, but one story certainly lightened up the way I thought of them. A woman and her two year-old were walking home from a playground when a man held a knife to them and said not to make any noise. A pit bull lunged at him. The pit bull didn't hurt the man at all, but showed aggressive signs toward him. The man ran off, and the pit bull saved the two.
I still understand they can attack, because they have something called "Lock jaw". This means when they bite you, their jaws can get stuck. However, they are generally loving dogs. You can see they can be great dogs. The pit bull above was named "Angel", because he saved them.
And there you have it. Animals that are misunderstood. Well, I guess I should show one last picture I couldn't resist. It's of a baby hedgehog, and I just can't resist baby animals! You can see the pit bull is a puppy too! So here's the baby hedgehog!