Hyacinths and Capybaras

A Brazilian capybara walking through some water hyacinths

It’s true that humans are always messing up ecosystems. They bring in new pests or plants or they drain swamps or divert rivers. Generally they really mess things up. But here’s an article about humans maybe doing something good for a change! Wouldn’t a wild population of capybaras in California be wonderful? And Melly knows we will eat water hyacinths because she saw some of my wild cousins chowing down on them in Brazil.

Thanks to Sharla Hardy for this great link.

Capy on the Loose in UK

 

Capybara at Henly on the Thames

Okay my UK friends and fans, now is your chance! This beautiful photo was taken by one of your compatriots, Alan Harvey, somewhere near Henly on the Thames. Look how nicely the capybara is posing! According to a recent newspaper article, the capy is an adult male who is quite tame. However, I suggest you just take photos and don’t get too close. Even tame, we have huge teeth that are razor sharp and he might get scared and do something rash.

If you do see the capy, please call 07802805893 so that he can be returned safely home. The wilds of England are not safe for a capybara so I hope he gets home soon.

 

The "A" shows the location of a recent siting

Update (2013/06/06):

Everyone can stop looking now, Jack has been returned safely to his home.

Domingão Aventura Update

My adorable nose is going to be on TV

I hope everyone remembers how Cristian Dimitrius came all the way from Brazil to film me for a TV show called Domingão Aventura, which mean Sunday Adventure in Portuguese. (If you missed my blog post on it you can read it here: Domingão Aventura.) Well, the time has come for my cute little nose to make my big Brazilian appearance! If you live in Brazil, or if you can get Brazilian TV somehow, be sure to watch for me! The show is Domingão do Faustao, Sunday Afternoon at Globo TV. My part should be on at about 7 pm.

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Jack and Jill and Garibaldi

Is this my good side?

Guess what? I was recently in a magazine for kids called Jack and Jill! Melly wrote the article and it is all about what it is like to live with me, your typical house-capybara. Melly makes it sound like I am really demanding as a pet, which, of course, I am. But did she have to tell the whole world? Still, it’s a big step for me as Capybara Ambassador (in training)! Please read the article and let me know what you think. It is called A Day in the Life of Garibaldi Rous.

Capybara PetPR

Roller 'bara

The photo of me above doesn’t have anything to do with anything. I’m just using it because I start every post with a photo.

The thing I wanted to tell my readers today is that PetPR put out a press release about me! Okay, it’s not about me, it’s mostly about Melly. But it is short enough so that almost anyone could stand to read it. Click on over and leave a comment!