The Snarl

My snarling face

Do I look fearsomely scary in the photo above? I should! That is my snarl. Coral took this photo of me when she was staying with us. I used this face on her all the time trying to scare her away. Eventually, it worked, although it did take much longer than I was expecting.

I think part of the reason my snarl doesn’t scare people is because I also make this face when I am happy or playing. We capybaras don’t have a lot of diversity in facial expressions so each one has to serve multiple functions.

6 comments to The Snarl

  • Nina 9a "Piggy Mama"

    Oh my, I believe if you “snarled” at me, I’d kiss you on the nose!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)

  • pattie

    I think I’d kiss you,too!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)

  • Ratfancy

    Caplin – teach me to snarl in a friendly way – would be helpful at work!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)

  • Kristy

    I can tell you are “snarling”…your little nostrils are flat. lol 😛
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)

  • Lynn Marcotte

    Are you sure this isn’t photoshopped????
    I just can’t quite see your mouth getting into that stance/position so to speak!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)
    It is not photoshopped. I really can make that face.

  • Alex

    I can’t understand your wish to scare Coral away. You just forgot how you loved her when you were little!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)
    I wish I still loved her but she was gone and then when she came back she just stayed and stayed and kept annoying me!

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