近日一对叫华农兄弟的网友突然走红，因为他们养殖了不少竹鼠，每次吃竹鼠都要编出稀奇古怪的理由，还拍视频发到网上，本期的三分钟学雅思，就让我们一起结合这道的雅思口语话题：“Describe an interesting animal .”来一起学习如何描述竹鼠吧！
Describe an interesting animal.
You should say：
What it looks like
When you saw it for the first time
Where it lives
And explain why it is interesting.
The Chinese bamboo rat can be found in central and southern China. The bamboo rat varies in size, typically 15 to 25 cm long. They are all bulky, slow-moving rodents that live and forage in extensive burrow systems and rarely spend much time above ground. They feed on the underground part of plants, which is the reason why all the bamboo rats are regarded as agricultural pests, since they eat the roots of a range of crop plants, such as tapioca, a kind of sugar cane. But they are also recognized as valuable food animals. Chinese bamboo rats are sold in food markets in China.
Recently a breeder became really popular, his videos spread like a virus online because he’s always catching the rats for food. He is the reason why I learned about the bamboo rat.
1. bulky adj. 体积庞大的，笨重的
2. rodent n. 啮齿动物
3. extensive burrow systems 无限延伸的洞穴系统
4. tapioca n. 木薯