You probably remember the Rodent of Unusual Size in THE PRINCESS BRIDE, which was indeed unusually large and scary. Here, now you’ll remember just fine.
Scary, sure, but fiction, though I lived in NY and know people swear these things live in the sewers along with some alligators flushed down the toilet when Timmy’s pet grew too large.
I’m talking about the real ROUS, which is the capybara, which you cannot spell without looking up. It’s pronounced “Cappie Beara,” like the Captain of Bears or whatever, and seriously, these animals are friends with EVERYTHING.
First, an overview.
There are freaking SONGS about our these guys.
I kid you not.
Squirrel monkeys in Japan love love love them, and happily ride around on their backs.
And they foster parent, too.
I am not a fan of rodents in general–am at war with the moles right now, and channeling Adam Driver’s oil baron as we crush our mole enemies–but the cappies could not be more chill.
Every home and office would be a happier place if you added capybaras.
Each diplomat shall now be issued a capybara partner, and peace negotiations will not be complete without them.