A giant rodent roams the play yard striking fear in to all that see.
1.5-year-old Garibaldi Rous standing in his pool. When you see a capybara head sticking out of the water, this is what is going on underneath.
Garibaldi is 17 months old now and is starting to get his adult fur. Young capybara have short, red fur all over their bodies. Older capys keep the short, red stuff on their heads but their necks and bodies get much longer, whiter fur, the longest hairs being six to eight inches long. A funny thing about Gari is that he seems to be developing a white patch right on the top of his head. I haven’t seen another capybara with a spot like that. I wonder if he is just going prematurely gray.
Last week I went to the Blog Paws conference and had the chance to meet the amazing BZTAT! She is a fantastic artist and a wonderful person. We had been Facebook and Twitter friends for a long time. Actually she’d been Facebook and Twitter friends with Caplin Rous and then Garibaldi Rous, not actually with me. After Caplin died, she decided to paint a portrait of him for me and she gave it to me at the conference. She did this out of the kindness of her heart; when I volunteered to pay for it, she declined. She said she cried when Caplin died and this helped her give back some.
Speaking of which, BZ is working on a new charity called Okey’s Promise. Please check it out and donate if you can.
This is Garibaldi Rous with his two domestic rabbit co-pets Maple and Oakley. He also has some wild rabbit friends that live in and out of his yard. Gari sometimes chases the rabbits at night but it’s just a game, although I’m not sure they know that.