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Texas Couple Share Their Home With Gary, a Giant 112-Pound Rodent
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Posted on 06/30/2013 12:23:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Boring old dogs or cats won't cut it for this Texas couple. Melanie Typaldos and her husband, Richard Loveman, of Buda, Texas, share their home with a gigantic 112-pound rodent: Gary the capybara. The couple got Gary from a breeder in Arkansas after falling in love with his kind (the biggest rodent in the world!)

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: marmaduke; rodent; texas

They are going for a marmaduke-ripoff reality show?

1 posted on 06/30/2013 12:23:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I was reading that these rats can grow as big as 250lbs.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 12:42:49 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

Speak’s not a dog at all. He’s actually a giant rat.

-the Tick


3 posted on 06/30/2013 12:43:48 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: nickcarraway

Are they good to eat?


4 posted on 06/30/2013 12:43:53 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: nickcarraway

A few are occasionally spotted in N. Florida along the Suwanee River and tribs. They are usually descendants from local owners that got loose. Sometimes a local will shoot one. I know one was killed back in 99.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 12:50:12 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

We have way bigger rats in DC.

TC


6 posted on 06/30/2013 1:02:23 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: BigCinBigD
Capybara Recipes
7 posted on 06/30/2013 1:07:11 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

mmmmm..... I’ll have mine crispy with a side of onion rings please.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 1:08:31 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: shibumi

Capybara. The other, other White meat!


9 posted on 06/30/2013 1:31:58 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: nickcarraway

ROUS’s? I don’t think they exist!


10 posted on 06/30/2013 1:33:18 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: nickcarraway

Has anyone told Richard Gere about these rotund rodents?


11 posted on 06/30/2013 1:34:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

12 posted on 06/30/2013 1:37:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: BigCinBigD; nickcarraway
"The couple got Gary from a breeder in Arkansas after falling in love with his kind."

Here's that "slippery slope" we were warned about after the Faux Fag Marriage thing.
13 posted on 06/30/2013 1:37:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

Only you can’t see their tails.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 3:28:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

Rodents of unusual size.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 3:48:27 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: nickcarraway

They got skinny eyes.

I don’t trust a rat with skinny eyes.


16 posted on 06/30/2013 4:02:41 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: BigCinBigD

Of course they are, they’re made out of meat. Seriously, they are commonly eaten.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 4:25:59 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: nickcarraway
I met a woman from South America in a local Community College and I was told they raise them down there as a source of cheap meat, rodents can forage on a variety vegetation and thrive, but she said that they can be temperamental and have been known to bite when pissed off.

Any animal will bite or do something when it`s pissed but these things are huge. I knew a guy who had a white lab rat as a pet and that thing would occasionally take a little nibble at you. Can you imagine what this beast would do?

18 posted on 06/30/2013 5:29:14 AM PDT by nomad
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Let's hope these do not turn into a crazy like the pot-bellied pig. One for every apartment dweller.
19 posted on 06/30/2013 5:40:55 AM PDT by Bronzy
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from a breeder in Arkansas

People are going be very busy when they become an invasive species down the road.
20 posted on 06/30/2013 5:50:04 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: BigCinBigD

Are they good to eat?

In South America they have gotten the Catholic Church to declare them “fish” so they could be eaten on Fridays.


21 posted on 06/30/2013 5:55:56 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: nomad

I had some at a Churrascaria in Brazil. Quite tasty actually. If you like rabbit you’ll probably like capybara.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 5:59:42 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: left that other site
I don’t trust a rat with skinny eyes.

I don't trust Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Boehner-Ryan-McCain etc.. etc.. etc.. either!

23 posted on 06/30/2013 6:02:12 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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HAHAHAHA!


24 posted on 06/30/2013 6:06:21 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: nickcarraway

Gary needs a girlfriend.


25 posted on 06/30/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: nickcarraway

The _real_ trouble with Tribbles...


26 posted on 06/30/2013 7:53:30 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: BigCinBigD
Are they good to eat?

Taste just like chicken!

27 posted on 06/30/2013 9:14:06 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Jonty30
To demonstrate the killing-power of piranha, one was spooked into the water--then shot. Movies of the aftermath eventually showed a large capybyra skeleton.

OTOH, if the capybyra is as smart as the squirrel (another member of the rodent family) at your birdfeeder, there's much to worry about if they get "loose".

Another "rodent" is the beaver, who recently bit a fisherman in Belarus, who died of his wound.

28 posted on 06/30/2013 2:18:19 PM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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