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    Capybara escapees

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-high-park-zoo

    Anyone else been following this?

    I met a couple of capybaras once and they are pretty cool. Basically a giant guinea pig that loves to swim, but with more confidence as a result of being so big. But the ones I encountered were not full grown and we're accustomed to being fed by people.

    A person really needs a huge pool and some vegetation to be happy, so they don't make good pets for most.

    I guess Toronto is just having fun and assuming they won't leave the lake areas since they love water. Surprising that they separated after escaping. But they do need to catch it before winter because it can't survive a Canadian winter.

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    I was reading about how the nutria - much smaller, less friendly (but still smart and friendly like a rat is if you are feeding them) cousin of the capybara may be ready to destroy California, and I remembered this thread. Both of the Toronto capybaras were captured before winter, and now have babies.

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-...re-back-babies

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...199582284.html

    A few capybaras are living free in Florida. Capybaras are cute.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...mal-world.html

    https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wil...nvasive-rodent

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    I see these when I go fishing in the Pantanal in Brazil. They are a lot bigger than the ones that escaped from the zoo in Toronto. The ones that escaped from the Toronto zoo were 30Lbs. In the Pantanal they are 75-150 Lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patron View Post

    I met a couple of capybaras once and they are pretty cool. Basically a giant guinea pig that loves to swim, but with more confidence as a result of being so big. But the ones I encountered were not full grown and we're accustomed to being fed by people.
    Yeah, based on your description, I think I saw one holding his cell phone and waiting to see a girl at an incall once.

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