Where Are My Friends?

Me with my friends Rawil & Golnur from Tatarstan

Mudskipper’s post:

You might not know this, but I have friends from all over the world! Well, not exactly. I have friends from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. This makes me happy! But I don’t have any friends from Antarctica, this makes me sad.

How do I know where my friends are? I asked them on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago. Funny thing is, I have almost 800 friends on Facebook but only 114 commented on my post to let me know where they are. Iwonder if they are too shy. Or maybe they don’t know where they are? Anything is possible with humans.

I did find out that my 114 friends come from 28 US states and 24 countries! Surprisingly, none of those countries is Japan. That’s strange because the Japanese, rightly, worship us.

where my friends are in the USA

I have (at least) 62 friends who live in the United States. I wish that map were completely blue, but I’m getting close! Currently I have: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massecuttes, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. I listed them all out because some people might not recognize the states by their location, I know I can’t. MelT found all the states to highlight for me.

My friends around the world

You can see in the map above where all of my friends are from all over the world.Sadly, I have only one friend in the entire continent of Africa. And only one friend in China (Hong Kong), the most populous country in the world, human-wise. But even so, you can see that I have friends in a whole lot of countries. Out of my 114 friends who reported their country, I have 52 who do not live in the USA. These are the countries where I have friends: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Peru, Philippines, Russia ( Tatarstan), Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The netherlands, and The United Kingdom. 

While I may not be as accomplished a capybara ambassador as Caplin or Garibaldi, I am well on my way! 

I would love to hear where you live, even if your state or country is already marked on the map. It makes me feel proud to know I am making the world a better place.

18 comments to Where Are My Friends?

  • Sandra Shepard

    Sorry I missed your posting asking where we live. I am happy to add that you can fill in Connecticut as one which is where I live.

  • Geri

    You can color New York blue! I live in the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY.
    I hope you get some more fans to respond!

  • Leonardo

    Hi Mudskipper. We’re big fans of you and your stories. We’re from southern Brazil and we also have a pet Capybara – but ours is a plush-one. Her name’s Tapi and she travels all aroud the world with us, taking pictures in many famous places. Perhaps I can send you some pictures of her someday so you can post in your blog! All our love from Porto Alegre, Brazil! Leonardo and Caroline

  • Pattie Olson

    I’m from Buffalo, NY . Add NY on your map

  • rosenatti

    San Francisco, CA. We have coyotes in the parks here, but so far no capybaras. Alas.

  • Stephanie

    Your popularity is spreading….not sure why millions of people inChina and Japan aren’t following you.

    I checked on the Capy at the Cape May County Zoo here in NJ and he was fine

  • Nancy Ray

    Oh Skipper, I live just outside Dripping Springs, Texas, very close to you (lucky me). I hope I can swim in your beautiful new pool with you soon!

  • ratfancy

    That’s you – bringing the world together!

  • Ken Shaw

    When I am back in Zambia for two years, you’ll have TWO friends living in Africa!

  • Judy

    I know I responded to your earier post but I just want you to know that I follow you daily. So I Love you Skipper Rouse all the wayfrom Palatine,Illinois ❤❤

  • Jon

    I live in northern New Jersey.

  • Beverly Boher

    I hope I was one of the Marylander’s! I think I was – it’s harder to remember when you get old! I hope to get to Texas some day to see you swim in your new pool.

  • Christina Miller

    Sorry Skipper, I must have missed your last post. Love from Edgewater, Florida! ❤

  • Hello, dear Skipper,

    I think I am one of your Minnesotan friends and I don’t recall seeing your post – probably because we have been in deep winter here for what seems eternity and 7 named blizzards- one of which finished just days ago after 3 whole days of snow and originated on Ellesmere Island near the Arctic.

    I suppose that may qualify me for a polar spot now as well.

    In any case- reporting now as one of your friends to be sure. <3 <3

  • Ann

    I’m not on Facebook that much, so I must have missed your post. You can color Iowa blue!

  • Kimberley

    I’ve been so busy lately that my Facebook has been buried. Please color Kentucky blue! <3

  • Lane

    I’m not on facebook but count me as another VA friend. 🙂

  • Tommy

    A friend from London, UK here 🙂

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