Monday, September 16, 2013

Road Kill

There was a dead capivara by the roadside this morning. It must have been hit in the early hours and was lying there lifeless by the curb. 

They are one of the coolest creatures I know. The largest rodent in the world (and almost exclusively Brazilian), they roam in families along the stinky river that circumnavigates the city. Brave souls, but surprisingly tame and (in the words of Wikipedia) gregarious.

It must have strayed from its family and sadly was (from its size) almost certainly a parent.

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