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Rob July 8th, 2013 4:54pm

A capybara.. The worlds largest rodent could be your next pet. If you want it to be. You may want to check the comments for the link before you lock in your vote.

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smacc DunningKruger
07/08/13 11:57 pm

Can he swim. The dog does. I wouldn't want him to feel left out.

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joyfully
07/08/13 9:45 pm

It's cute but no I will do just fine with dogs

ajlorraine Illinois
07/08/13 8:24 pm

It's a giant mouse/hamster/squirrel
Kinda cool

thndrstrike Salinas, California
07/08/13 3:24 pm

I can't click on the link because of the ad! AARRGGHH!!

askmenething Buffalo, NY
07/08/13 2:35 pm

Giant guinea pig! I love guinea pigs, but they are messy. Would I really want a giant one? I think not...

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 1:35 pm

It's just so big. And ugly!

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pipes
07/08/13 2:13 pm

*giggles

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 2:15 pm

Oh you're giggling? Like a little girl giggles????

I'm just yanking your chain, it was meant to be silly so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

pipes
07/08/13 2:17 pm

I just get those types of immature jokes. ;)

KudosToYou California
07/08/13 12:20 pm

The more I think about it, the less I want pets of any kind.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/08/13 11:49 am

They're OK, I guess, but I don't see that they have anything to recommend them over beagles. The scent glands at both ends are a deal breaker for me.

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fredd TrumpLand
07/08/13 11:25 am

My wife likes these, she wants to pet one. But then she also wants to pet those giant hairy bird eating tarantulas, and if we ever go to visit polar bears in the wild I'm literally going to put her on a leash.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:48 pm

Sounds like she would love a life size My Little Pony...

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 11:05 am

They are like those huge rodents from Princess Bride.

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 1:37 pm

Haha yes! I hadn't even thought of that but you're so right!

Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 7:07 pm

Thanks, Emma. Couldn't think of the name.

stefanie22 Cincinnati
07/08/13 10:42 am

Seen them in the wild. They're huge!!! No thank you!!!!

pipes
07/08/13 10:43 am

In the wild? Where the hell did you see that in the wild?! They're In south America no?

stefanie22 Cincinnati
07/08/13 10:48 am

In the amazon rain forest during a trip to Peru... They're totally over populated because their natural predators, the camens (alligators), have been over hunted!!

fredd TrumpLand
07/08/13 11:26 am

Rodents Of Unusual Size.

JanuaryLove
07/08/13 12:46 pm

I'm pretty sure seeing one in the wild would freak me out!

Kay41 the Midwest
07/08/13 10:34 am

Yikes. This sort of reminds me of that saying about being a grandparent....it is great to be a grandparent because you can go play/spoil the kids and then just go home. I wouldn't mind someone else having a capybara but it stays at their house.

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susanr Colorado
07/08/13 10:32 am

I saw TV piece about Garibaldi's predecessor in the same family, Caplin Rous, maybe a couple years ago. Looked like an interesting animal to have around, but probably not what I'd want - has needs & maintenance time I couldn't provide.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/08/13 10:25 am

No, just no. No way I would have one of those things as a pet.

pipes
07/08/13 10:31 am

What if your fiancé wanted to?

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/08/13 10:37 am

Not going to lie, I'd still say no. :-)

pipes
07/08/13 10:39 am

You really need to get him on SOH!

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/08/13 10:44 am

I'm trying to get him to download the app, actually! I've been trying for about a month now. :-P

pipes
07/08/13 10:48 am

Force him!! Say "no honey moon for you if you don't join" like any man, he'll come right around and download it. Hahaha.

MrMilkdud
07/08/13 10:21 am

Don't rodents have scent glands and issues with incontinence?
It would be too much like living in a college dorm again.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:47 pm

So they can't control their farts, or their fluids?

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:45 pm

They look like they should be able to talk. I'm not sure if you looked at the article, but there is a pic of one wearing glasses and it reminded me of Brian from Family Guy.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/08/13 1:37 pm

There was a family that had one and posted youtube videos of him a couple of years ago. He was hilarious, especially when she brought out a Popsicle for him. He's since passed on :(

JanuaryLove
07/08/13 10:13 am

I'm not even interested in having a guinea pig. A gerbil is about as large a rodent as I am willing to invite into my house. And let's be honest, I did that once and it wasn't a pleasant experience. I can't imagine living with a capybara.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:18 am

I'm not sure if I want to hear more or not...

JanuaryLove
07/08/13 10:24 am

I misspoke. We had hamsters, not gerbils. And all was well for about a year, then one of them turned mean. Started biting us, nipped the tail clean off the other hamster. It wasn't fun.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:43 pm

I'm not suggesting you have a pack of capybara.
That would just be ridiculous..

EarlyBird Portland
07/08/13 10:12 am

I kind of wish I hadn't looked at the article.
It's one big rodent!

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:14 am

I hope I didn't just give you nightmares. I've always hoped to be in your dreams, but not like this.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:19 am

What if they were super strong and you could ride it?

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/08/13 10:24 am

Those things are creepy rats. No way. I'd rather own a Brazilian wandering spider.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:39 pm

...::::: Googles Brazilian wandering spider:::...

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/08/13 12:55 pm

Deadliest, most aggressive spider on the face of the earth.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/08/13 10:06 am

I like cats - they don't get bigger than about 12 pound or so

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:20 am

Cats are alien spies. The capybara is the new ally to the dog in the galactic battle with the Prrrrrs.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/08/13 10:04 am

No thanks. I happen to like my furniture.

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MrEdwin Mystery
07/08/13 10:03 am

I wouldn't mind having one of those as a pet honestly

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 10:01 am

In just going to stick with a dog

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:41 pm

What if dogs were illegal. You need to pick. This, or a cat?

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 12:51 pm

Easily cat. I like cats, but prefer dogs.

pipes
07/08/13 10:00 am

I know what that is!!! You can get any animal known to man on the black market.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 12:40 pm

Really tied into the gigantic rodent black market, are ya?

pipes
07/08/13 12:45 pm

It's more of an obsession really.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:13 am

How is it different than a dog?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/08/13 10:17 am

You do make a point.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/08/13 10:23 am

Thank you, exactly my goal with that comment.

mabbou Omaha
07/08/13 9:57 am

I always thought they looked cute at the zoo, weird but cute.