Why Did The Capybara Cross The Road?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Picture: Claudio Lara on Flickr

A very purposeful capybara, who looks as though he is going somewhere very specific. I’ve been a bit intrigued by capybara ever since I found out that villages (in South America) sometimes have semi-domesticated ones that swim with the local children in the river.

That, and they’re effectively a friendly looking version of a Rodent Of Unusual Size.

Or a larger version of a coypu (which are entertaining simply by virtue of the incongruity of them being randomly escaped across East Anglia*. I guess everything has to be somewhere).

* Although it appears they have now been eradicated. Very disappointing (especially if you were a coypu).

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