Be careful what you wish for.
(submitted by Rachel)
Yes, this is for real, and it is Caplin Rous, who has passed away. He was as gentle as a lamb, please remember him with a smile in your heart, he loved everyone he ever met.
Is that a capybara for real? It’s a lot more enormous than I thought they were! YIKES!
it looks like a giant guinea pig!!!
Reminds me of Tom & Jerry when Jerry is replaced with a kangaroo, & Tom thinks Jerry grew. Tom soon found out kangaroos box! LOL!
RIP Caplin 🙁
omg thats so cool :O wish my mum would let me have one! 🙂 imagine taking that for a walk 😀
I have always wanted a capybara!And someday I will send my family photo with it here 🙂
OMG!!! Is that its bed, and what’s up with the grass surrounding it? I’m convinced that thing could eat the little boy!
How in the world did they manage to get a pet cabivara? I grew up in Brazil and have never even heard of that being done! Awesome!
Billy, I done told you to stop feedin’ Peanut so much! Now look at her!
I have ALWAYS wanted one of these!! Capybaras are the cutest things ever!!
Nice Monty Python reference!
hmm.. where is mommy?
Is this Dobye the capybara? He is my friend on facebook.
Best caption-to-picture EVER!
And I can say that after spraying coffee through my nose and onto the keyboard. Ow
You can just tell brother and sister on the left terrorize the hell out of little brother with this thing.
You can see these on David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals documentary. You should see them swimming in the water like hippos. I want one…
yes! it’s on my life list to see one 🙂
I saw some in person @ my grandson’s birthday party @ the Chattanooga Zoo in March. I did freak out when I saw them; had no clue something like that existed. But, they didn’t seem too aggressive; they were “more frightened of us than we were of them.” LOL!
Please say this rodent was photo-shopped. Please.
I think they might need to hire some Peruvian flute players before this thing attacks the city!
I’m so startled!
BAHAHAHHAHA! I love that episode.
This would freaking scare the you-know-what outta me. “momma gimme a kiss” I would definitely be screaming out for Westley!
i’d hate to clean after it….
Imagine the size of the wheel that thing runs on. Imagine how little sleep you’d get while it is running on the giant wheel all night.
hahahaha! The visual is cracking me up!
or the hamster ball? the older brother and sister probably put the little guy in the hamster ball. that’s why he looks terrified!
I’m now picturing an act in the Barnum & Bailey Circus- giant rats endlessly running on giant wheels… And outside PETA workers hold up signs saying “Stop the spinning!” or “Free the Giant Rats!” Since this capybara is wearing a bandana, I’m really thinking he could make it in the rodeo!
Are those guinea pigs that the dad and oldest boy are holding?
Yes indeed! They must see the capybara as the Hulk or something.
Say, are the title and caption references to the movie Big?
I dig his bandana! Very Bon Jovi of him.
I missed the purple dog harness before — maybe it’s leash trained.
I noticed it too. Imagine living in that neighborhood. “Aww, here comes the giant rodent family again. Hey! If you think you’re gonna let that thing ‘go’ in my yard, you’ve got another think coming!'”
That is a hell of a thing!
I love how the littlest boy is the only one with a “get me the hell out of here” look on his face.
I think that’s Caplin!
Yes, it’s Caplin ROUS! He was at the special guinea pig round up. I love Caplin.
How do you round ’em up?
Tiny lassos? 😀
Take that back. That wouldn’t really work unless they found a teeny little bandana to put on it.
Are we sure that this isn’t one of those perspective mind-trick pictures where they put something in the foreground and it looks huge in comparison to what is really behind it?
I think it’s a combination of a very large rodent plus a perspective trick tthat makes it appear even larger. They’re big, but they aren’t THAT big.
That’s what I thought too, then I looked it up; they’re for real, and they grow up to 4 feet in length.
If you also missed it there are two guinea pigs in the pic lol
kinda makes me think “hunny I blew up a guinea pig”
Oh, that’s perfect!
Was there Taxidermy involved??
Who in heaven’s name would tie a bandana around the neck of a capybara? Oh—maybe Jeremy from the other day!
I think he’s kinda cute, in an awkward kinda way 🙂
Do you think the guinea pigs are terrified of their giant cousin? You’d have to keep them apart to prevent the little things from getting squashed!
omg, i didn’t even see the little piggies. good grief!
I would fall into a dead faint if I saw that in person.
Seriously! That is like something that I’ve seen in nightmares!
I now fully regret that I have been browsing this site right before bed time.
I thought capybaras were endangered or threatened or something. Is it legal — or wise — to keep one as a household pet?
Nope-Plenty of capybaras to go around. Apparently, they are even hunted and farmed for their meat and hides.
I’ve actually Eaten one!!! it’s like eating meat, but that’s really tender because you have to let it cure for 2 days at room temperature.
NOTE: I was in Colombia.
HAHAHAHA okay this comment was funnier than the picture… XD “It’s totally like eating meat, only it’s the only animal made out of celery! :O!!! OMG!!”
well this one would be easy to hunt, it’s right there!
It’s “like” eating meat?
Damn, sorry for replying to the wrong comment.
Actually, I’ve heard they make really good pets….I’d own one…..then have my own pic on here lol
I live in brazil, we here call that a ‘capivara’..
we rather keep them outdoors, though.
It is, in fact, a capybara…the worlds largest rodent!
My first thought was holy crap that thing is huge, then I realized it was a capybara. Then I wondered how someone even got one of those things as a pet. I’ve only ever seen them in zoos.
I think that’s one of them womp rats that Luke Skywalker used to shoot in Beggar’s Canyon back home.
^ That comment is win.
fantastic! i was thinking of ROUSes, but clearly it’s a womp rat.
Where’s Westley when you need him?
clever….i assume your refering to the princess bride
I am laughing so hard right now, way too funny! I guess rodents do grow that big in New Jersey! Thanks, AFP people.
Know what you mean. I’ve been laughing so hard, I have tears rolling down my cheeks. Between the giant rodent and the look on the little boy’s face I can’t stop laughing. Oh, the comments about this are hilarious too.
ROUSes… I always hoped they existed.
You mean you’ve never been to the Fire Swamp?
THat is an awsome comment!! Princess Bride is the best!!
That is exactly what I thought! Oh my goodness, where’s the Dread Pirate Roberts when you need him?
HAHAHAHA so true.
That is terrifying.
is that caplan the capybara?
I dont think its Caplin Rous.
It’s a capybara!
I stand corrected…
OMG What is that??!!
What is that?
It that a giant wombat??
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