Capybara Seen At Paso Robles Water Treatment Plant (Video)

By on Aug 17, 2011 in Animals, Science, United States, World Comments
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A Capybara image and video taken at the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant that circulated over the internet has prompted officials to alert residents, according to reports by several international news sites on Monday, August 16, 2011.

Capybara is reportedly a South American native specie that is considered as the largest rodent. It usually live for only four years in the wild. Taking them as pets is considered illegal in the US.

Reports said that it was the third time that the Capybara was seen in the area of Paso Robles.

Wild Things, a non-profit wild animal rescue camp on River Road outside Salinas, revealed on Tuesday that one of the Capybara named Chip is on display in its rescue camp.

Charlie Sammut, Wild Things owner, said that a Capybara “bite, and they have these huge rat-like teeth. So, if someone sees it, don’t jump on it or grab it as it will open you up.” He added the rodent can give anyone “serious nasty bites.”

Below is a Central Coast NewsCapybara video while on the loose at the Paso Robles area.

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