Pantanal Nature Part 3

A lone capybara

Melly’s Blog:

This is the third in my series of blog posts about my recent trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. You can follow these links to the previous posts:

Pantanal Nature Part 1
Pantanal Nature Part 2

This post is going to focus on an interaction we saw between a jaguar and a capybara. Please remember to click on the image to see a larger version.

If you are interested in taking a similar trip, I highly recommend Ailton Lara of Pantanal Nature.

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Garibaldi is Sick: Vet Visit 6

A happy, healthy capybara?

Melly’s blog:

Another installment in the long suffering of a poor little capybara who never hurt anyone, my adorable Garibaldi Caplin Rous. And it’s not a good one. The photo above was taken the day before we went to the vet. He looks both healthy and happy but apparently he is neither. Continue reading “Garibaldi is Sick: Vet Visit 6” »

My Superpower (is rolling)


In the pond, right side up

If you’ll recall, Melly spent a lot of time last winter fixing up my pond. At first I thought she was ruining it by taking out all of the irises that I used to hide in. But then she put in a new liner so the pond actually holds water. I still can’t decide if I like the new pond better than the old one, or if I like the old one better than the new. But whatever, all I have is the new one and it’s greatest attribute is that it is perfect for rolling. Continue reading “My Superpower (is rolling)” »

Pantanal Nature Part 2

Why did the capybara cross the road?

Melly’s Blog:

Today’s blog post features photos of a large group of capybaras that we spotted when a few of them crossed the Pantaneira Highway, as shown in the photo above. So rather than being all birds, this post is all capys. Hope you enjoy the photos. Continue reading “Pantanal Nature Part 2” »

Pantanal Nature Part 1

A road less traveled

Melly’s Blog:

If you’ve been following this blog then you know that my daughter Coral and I recently returned from a trip to Brazil where we went in search of wild capybaras. I’m happy to tell you that we found them! And much more. Brazil is a fascinating place with amazing wildlife and wonderful people. We could not have had a better trip. A lot of that is due to our guide, Ailton Lara, of Pantanal Nature who made sure we saw plenty of capybaras but also did not skimp on the other wildlife.  I can’t cover the whole adventure in a single blog post so here is the first part. It’s not all capybaras but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.

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