Every day, a new photo of nature's most wonderful animal, the capybara!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

tiny feets

Such tiny feets!

Monday, March 30, 2009


All Capybaras are lovely, but some of them are more ... calculating than others!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Caplin The Famous

As spring break draws to a close, I hope you have enjoyed the week (Well, sorta two) of Caplin Rous, the Internet's most lovable capybara. Caplin Rous will be on Animal Planet, April 11th 10:00 pm ET. I have friends from out of town visiting just so we can watch this historic event. We'll return next week with more wonderful capybara photos, but this is not the last you'll see of Caplin -- I'm sure there will be more adorable photos of him in the future!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Caplin is very agreeable

Other pets agree, Caplin is excellent company! Even a young Caplin made wonderful friends. Look at his awesome feet!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Caplin, semi-aquatic

Capybara are wonderful, just like the hippo and the duck. They are semi-aquatic, and spend a great deal of their time in water. Here Caplin plays in the pool. Isn't he adorable? Surprising fact: originally, Caplin's person thought Caplin was a she!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Week of caplin, part II

Midterm exam in Electrodynamics and MRI and out-of-town guests resulted in the Week of Caplin being put on hold by accident! We return this week with more adorable photos of everyone's favorite capybara, Caplin Rous. We love you Caplin!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caplin, video star

Caplin is a very famous Bara. He is so famous he has his own youtube channel! Caplin employs his person to help edit the videos -- the production quality is very high, and they are always enjoyable. I have watched every one!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Caplin goes on a trip!

Today we continue our lovely week-of-Caplin. Here he is in the car. I do not think he can drive, but rather has his person drive him. Caplin is a very internet-savvy 'bara, and has his own myspace page! Internet-enabled capybaras... what will they think of next?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meet caplin!

Welcome to Caplin Rous week at MOTG. Caplin Rous is the internet's most famous capybara. He is from Texas, and has enjoys blueberry yogurt. Caplin has delighted people over the entire world throughout his short life. This week I will be linking to some of my favorite Caplin videos and photos. Say hi to caplin, everyone!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

They keep running and running

"And it's the capybara by a nose!" This is my new desktop wallpaper.

Friday, March 13, 2009

the best place on earth?

One lucky person, let me tell you!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Why so sad?

Why so sad, lovely capybara? Perhaps you miss your fiancee because she lives in another country? Or perhaps you are sad because you have two problem sets to do tonight and some data to analyze for your advisor and it all has to be done by the morning? either way, I feel your pain!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


One of these capybaras is very confused...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


This fellow is showing of his beautiful big teeth, which he uses for eating grass and woodworking.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Yellow Protector

I'm so glad they've got these guys watching out for them!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sir Mix-a-Lot loves capybaras

Erica, this one's for you!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

hugs are always a good thing

Continuing this week's apparent theme of love, here are two capybaras showing their affection.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bill O'Reilly Courtship

(inspired by my post about my fiancee)

From the September 14 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: The secular progressive movement would like to have marriage abolished, in my opinion. They don't want it, because it is not diverse enough. You know, that's what this gay marriage thing is all about. But now, you know, the poly-amorphous marriage, whatever they call it, you can marry 18 people, you can marry a duck, I mean --

LIS WIEHL (co-host): A duck? Quack, quack.

O'REILLY: Well, why, you know, if you're in love with the duck, who is the society to tell you you can't do that?

A very special 'bara

This is a photo taken by my fiancee of the capybaras at High Park Zoo in Toronto, for a wonderful weekend visit. She lives in Toronto (and has for nearly three years!) and I still live in Boston. We get to see one another very rarely, but when we do we share our love of capybaras. This is the only capybara I have ever seen in person!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So tiny

So adorable! Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ever vigilant

A baby capybara stands watch!