Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 B

Rick helping Caplin to stand

Owner’s blog:

Some of these photos are painful to view. This is a shot of Caplin Rous a few days after he was neutered. He could not stand or sit by himself. You can see how his paws are contracted in the front and his legs are all stiff. You can also notice that his hind end is not under him. At this point he had almost no control of his limbs.

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What I Am Not: An Agouti

 

Why did the agouti cross the road?

One of the animals we capybaras are most often confused with is an agouti. Agoutis are rodents and their range overlaps with the range of capybaras but we are not the same animal. In the photo above you can see a Panamanian agouti running. In the photo you can see some of the ways we look the same and some of the ways we look different.

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What Feet are For

My nose and my foot sticking out of a tub of water

I did not know this was a topic for serious debate, but apparently Melly, my new owner, does not understand what feet are for.

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My Pawprints

My Pawtograph

The image above is my classic pawtograph. It is of my right front foot (notice that my little toe is on the outside not on the inside like on humans). Of course, a real pawprint doesn’t look quite like that. Really they are messy and indistinct and I normally smudge the front ones up with the back ones when I walk over them.

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