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An Afternoon With Friends

The new me

The new me

Yo! It’s me again, Mudskipper Rous. I haven’t written in awhile so we have some things to catch up on. Let’s get the big one out of the way right off the bat.

I’m a girl!

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Capy & Cavy

Baby photo of me with WBB1

Baby me with WBB1

Yo ho ho! Mudskipper here, back from a long vacation, i.e. MelT was too lazy to help me write. This is going to be a great post though. It is all about me and Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Some of you may remember when WBB1 came to live here. That  was a long time ago, before I was born. He was a good friend to Garibaldi Rous, who was a good friend to everyone. This is just one of the areas where I have to step into his enormous pawprints. Continue reading “Capy & Cavy” »

Nothing But Photos


Me and Melly

Don’t Melly and I look cute together? Don’t you think it looks like she loves me? Well she doesn’t. Instead of staying home and taking care of me, she is going to Brasil! I’m pretty sure that while she is there she will be ogling other capybaras and comparing them to me, potentially unfavorably. She has already proved her inconstancy by  failing to help me write my blog posts lately. She has been “too busy studying Portuguese.” That is the language that the Brazilian capybaras speak so you can see where this is going. Continue reading “Nothing But Photos” »

My Week in Pictures

#1: Me and my pool toy

Today’s blog post doesn’t really have a topic other than me. I guess I didn’t really learn anything new or do anything exciting. But that didn’t keep Melly from following me around with her camera. So we’re just going to run with that.

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Capybaras at York’s Wild Kingdom in Maine

Capy naps at York's Wild Kingdom

Capy naps at York's Wild Kingdom

My good friend and FaceBook follower Lauren Thompson recently visited York’s Wild Kingdom in York, Maine. She got some great photos of my relatives and agreed to share them here with my readers. If you’re in the York area, this zoo / amusement park looks like it has a very nice capybara set up. Drop in and visit. Let them know that Caplin Rous and Lauren Thompson sent you! Maybe they’ll give you a discount .(Disclaimer: I have no reason to believe they will.)

One of the great things about the park is this large sign advertising the large size of the world’s largest rodent! I am certainly not as big as the capybara on that sign, but my cousin Little might be!

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Lauren Thompson with "Largest Rodent" sign.

For some reason Lauren thought it was funny that this capybara was sitting in his food bowl.

Capybara in food bowl at York's Wild Kingdom

Capybara in food bowl at York's Wild Kingdom

I don’t get what’s so funny. He looks very comfortable. Don’t humans do that?

Young capybara at York's Wild Kingdom

Young capybara at York's Wild Kingdom

This young capybara looks healthy and happy.

The only thing missing from Lauren’s photos is a nice big pond or pool for the capybaras to swim in. I’m afraid they might not have one and they really should. Capybaras are at our cutest and most active when we are in the water. Seeing us lounge about on land is nice but it doesn’t give you a good sense of the dynamic creatures we can be.