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unNative Texan

Every day on the bayou brings something unique and interesting but this day brought something downright weird. I didn't even know what it was until I did some searching online and discovered the world's largest rodent has invaded Texas. The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is a semi-aquatic herbivore from South America, about two feet tall and weighing up to 150 pounds. Knowing the stinky mess my daughter's guinea pig makes, my guess is someone decided to abandon their high-maintenance pet. Armand Bayou, Pasadena, Texas

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Taken on June 1, 2010