Garibaldi Rous swimming.

Garibaldi Rous swimming.

Garibaldi Rous in the pond.

Garibaldi Rous in the pond.

Unlike virtually every capybara I’ve seen, this wild female from the Brazilian Pantanal has light brown eyes. It is quite startling to see in person when you are used to capybaras having such dark eyes that they appear black.

Unlike virtually every capybara I’ve seen, this wild female from the Brazilian Pantanal has light brown eyes. It is quite startling to see in person when you are used to capybaras having such dark eyes that they appear black.

Garibaldi Rous looking a bit like a wild capybara as he played in the pond this morning.

Garibaldi Rous looking a bit like a wild capybara as he played in the pond this morning.

Garibaldi Rous’ teeth are starting to hurt him again. He goes back to the vet for another trimming on Sept. 26th and a British film company is going to document the whole horrible procedure.

Garibaldi Rous’ teeth are starting to hurt him again. He goes back to the vet for another trimming on Sept. 26th and a British film company is going to document the whole horrible procedure.

A family of wild capybaras in the Brazilian Pantanal. Notice that the male has a very serious, but healed, injury to his mouth and nose. It looks like some predator grabbed him by the nose and ripped apart his lip. Probably this was from a caiman.

A family of wild capybaras in the Brazilian Pantanal. Notice that the male has a very serious, but healed, injury to his mouth and nose. It looks like some predator grabbed him by the nose and ripped apart his lip. Probably this was from a caiman.

An adult male capybara crossing the Tranpanateira Highway in the Brazilian Pantanal.

An adult male capybara crossing the Tranpanateira Highway in the Brazilian Pantanal.

I got these Yoda ears at PetCo the other day. They fit Garibaldi Rous perfectly! And they have a chin strap so he doesn’t just shake them off.

I got these Yoda ears at PetCo the other day. They fit Garibaldi Rous perfectly! And they have a chin strap so he doesn’t just shake them off.

Four little capybaras swimming across a river in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Four little capybaras swimming across a river in the Pantanal, Brazil.

An adult male capybara that I saw on my recent trip to Brazil’s Pantanal. Note that Garibaldi Rous does not have the morillo (the large gland you can see on this male’s nose) because he is neutered.

An adult male capybara that I saw on my recent trip to Brazil’s Pantanal. Note that Garibaldi Rous does not have the morillo (the large gland you can see on this male’s nose) because he is neutered.

This is a photo of muddy Garibaldi Rous from today’s blog post, A Walk in the Mud. 

This is a photo of muddy Garibaldi Rous from today’s blog post, A Walk in the Mud

I got some new jigsaw puzzles made to sale on my blog. This one features Garibaldi Rous with his guinea pig co-pet Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Other puzzles feature Gari in different activities, baby Dobbye Winnick and a shot of wild capybaras that I took in Brazil. $1 from the sale of each puzzle goes to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine.
If you’re interested, you can find them here.

I got some new jigsaw puzzles made to sale on my blog. This one features Garibaldi Rous with his guinea pig co-pet Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Other puzzles feature Gari in different activities, baby Dobbye Winnick and a shot of wild capybaras that I took in Brazil. $1 from the sale of each puzzle goes to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine.

If you’re interested, you can find them here.

What’s cuter than a capybara with a lettuce leaf on his head? NOTHING!

What’s cuter than a capybara with a lettuce leaf on his head? NOTHING!

Off line until Sept 7th

Capybara Photo-of-the-Day is off line until Sept. 7th while I travel to Brazil to see wild capybaras. With any luck, I’ll return with photos!

Garibaldi Rous demonstrating how capybaras close their ears and nose but keep their eyes open when swimming.

Garibaldi Rous demonstrating how capybaras close their ears and nose but keep their eyes open when swimming.