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Did you know that there is an animal that befriends anyone who is in their path? That's right, that animal called ′′ Capibara ′′ is a rodent, considered the largest on the planet, befriending any animal, including the same crocodiles. But that's not the only reason animals hang around capybaras. And yes, they are technically social animals.Well, some animals actually benefit from the capybara. Birds, for example, stand on them and pick the bugs and debris from the capybara’s

fur. A symbiotic relationship, the capybara is getting clean and the bird is getting a free meal. Capybaras tend to not really care what goes on around them. They are probably the most social animals out there. Hence, they are much more tolerant of other animals hanging out with them. What’s more, being around Capybaras is helpful for them.

Firstly, they give warning calls when the predators are coming. Although this may sound silly, that’s how they protect themselves in the wild.

Secondly, they are warm-blooded. So, hanging out with them keeps the other animals warm.

When they graze, small insects hiding in the grass are exposed. And this makes a good meal for the birds too.

After all, the largest rodent on earth makes a comfy pillow for other animals in nature.

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I have been seeing capybara pictures everywhere lately. 

I looked them up to see if they’re legal as pets here in the US thinking they have become the new pet fad. In many places they’re illegal. 

They definitely interesting animals. 

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I don't believe for a second that that crocodile wouldn't feast on that rodent in a heartbeat!

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19 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Maybe possum :P

 

Ooookay...I think I'll pass, thanks anyway!

 

Gotta say, rodents are very low on my food pyramid...very low, just above beets.:rolleyes:

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13 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

 

Ooookay...I think I'll pass, thanks anyway!

 

Gotta say, rodents are very low on my food pyramid...very low, just above beets.:rolleyes:

For the record I’ve never had possum or squirrel for that matter! :P

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4 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

For the record I’ve never had possum or squirrel for that matter! :P

 

Squirrel isn't bad, if you're hungry. Haven't tried possum in the 60++ years that I've live, no reason to start now. ;)

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2 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

For the record I’ve never had possum or squirrel for that matter! :P

Panfried or grilled squirrel is good. I have eaten a lot of them over the  years. Used to shoot them with a buddy at his uncle's pecan orchard. 

 

TM

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On 10/21/2023 at 2:28 AM, Cypress Sun said:

 

Ooookay...I think I'll pass, thanks anyway!

 

Gotta say, rodents are very low on my food pyramid...very low, just above beets.:rolleyes:

 

So vegemite is above beets for you Cypress :) 

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7 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:

 

So vegemite is above beets for you Cypress :) 

 

Fire Ants are above beets for me, as is everything else that is even remotely edible and most inedible things

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