Monday, July 1, 2013
Has Anyone Ever Had An Unusual Pet?
I saw on the news recently where the police raided a house for drugs and the owner had pets in his house, other then cats, dogs, and fish. An alligator was sleeping on the couch. Think I'll pass on that one but I would like to have a Capabara. I wrote about these before and can't find the pictures I took. My memory was refreshed when I saw on the news about someone having a Capabara as a house pet. One day we were driving in the fog on a country road and saw this strange animal behind a tall fence. I got out of the truck and talked to the animal but it wouldn't answer back but neither did it run off. Later when we came back the same route and the fog had lifted there were quite a few of these cute unusual animals. When I got home I did a little research after a blogger suggested what they might be from my description. The info. I found said they are the largest extant rodent in the world. Native to South America. They inhabit dense forrests and live near bodies of water. They are a highly social species and can be found in groups, usually 10 to 20. They are not a threatened species and are hunted for its meat and skin. Guess I'll just stick with Susie my cat but I can dream, can't I?