Mammals you didn’t know existed
From fanged deer to moles with tentacle noses, here are some of the weirdest species to ever call us family.
In this photo, a yellow-headed caracara, a bird of prey related to falcons, has plenty of room to perch atop this oversized rodent. These gigantic guinea pig-like things are capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Adults can grow to be 4 1/2 feet long and can weigh up to 150 pounds. And we want one.
Capybaras live in groups of about 10-20 members. They're somewhat aquatic and tend to occupy forested areas near water sources.
A couple days ago, some capybaras were found roaming around the Olympic Golf Course in Brazil, turning them immediately into some of the top folks to watch at the Olympics.