Meet a real live capybara July 18, 2010 8:46 PM   Subscribe

If you will be in the Austin, TX would like to meet the capybara who was the subject of this post, she will be at the Buda Public Library on Thursday, July 22nd at 2:00PM.

The library is located at 303 Main Street, Buda, TX 78610.
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:46 PM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have Thursdays off! Now I know what to do with three five year olds on Thursday, thanks.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:10 PM on July 18, 2010

I. Totally. Want. One. Of. Those.

And an Akita. And everyone else's cat.

These pet-based posts must stop now, I tell you.
posted by MuffinMan at 4:43 AM on July 19, 2010

Will Jeff Vandermeer be there?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:16 AM on July 19, 2010

I can't go, but wrath will be upon all of you if there aren't dozens and dozens of pictures. Also videos.
posted by griphus at 8:36 AM on July 19, 2010

All of my local friends with kids were at least mildly interested. Thanks for the tip!
posted by restless_nomad at 7:12 PM on July 19, 2010

If I'm not in the Austin where will she be?
posted by neuron at 8:32 PM on July 19, 2010

What a nice capybara!

First of all, it's a he not a she. His name is Caplin, and he's very well behaved. The best part were all the kids present and their totally random questions and facts they spout out.

What do they dream about?

Jaguar means that it kills in one pounce.

An anaconda is the world's largest snake.

Otters have clear eyelids that help them see underwater.

Jaguars have distinct spots that help them hide in the bushes.
Caplin ate a popsicle, made some cute noises, and tolerated lots of kids and adults petting him. His hair feels a lot like hay. His owner walked him in on a leash, and he can pull. He weighs about 110lbs, which apparently is a little on the small side for capybaras.

Thanks, MetaFilter, for alerting me to a potential capybara encounter in my area. We had a great time.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:50 PM on July 22, 2010

On twitter. On twitpic (for those wanting the photos)
posted by cjorgensen at 7:05 AM on July 23, 2010

There are also lots of photos at his Facebook page, including some from the gig at the library.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:39 PM on July 23, 2010

Looks like Caplin passed away.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:58 PM on January 4, 2011

/pours some out for Caplin.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:41 PM on January 4, 2011

« Older What does the site look like for the mods?   |   Why no deletion? Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments