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Capybara for Silly Tuesday

Posted by
jeff (aka dogilicious) (Millerstown, PA, United States) on 7 July 2009 in Animal & Insect.

I know people are going to think I Photoshopped this but it is actually the world's largest rodent species. The scale provided by the swans just made the shot unbelievable.

Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 centimetres (4.3 ft) in length, and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). The top recorded weight is 105.4 kg (232 lbs). Capybaras have slightly webbed feet, no tail, and 20 teeth. Their back legs are slightly longer than their front legs and their muzzles are blunt with eyes, nostrils, and ears on top of their head. Females are slightly heavier than males.


OLYMPUS E-500 1/160 second F/4.5 ISO 160 150 mm

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1/160 second
ISO 160
150 mm