The Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world. Rather gentle and harmless looking creature, sweet like squirrels but very unlike the typical long tailed rodent one sees in Mumbai.

A note from wiki: The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species, though it is hunted for its meat and skin.

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