Every day, a new photo of nature's most wonderful animal, the capybara!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is what I wanted to do after finishing my presentation. But no, back to work! Capybaras may look like they sleep all the time, but that's actually the result of observation bias. They only slow down enough to get good pictures when they are eating or sleeping!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
On Sunday, I spent about 45 minutes with my fiancee staring at this wonderful capybara, face to face, almost nose-to-nose! People would come up and express surprise and shock at the giant rodent. "Is it a rat, mommy?" "No, dear, it's a ca-pee-bah-rahh?" That sort of thing. Thankfully, we were able to correct many of the visitors' misconceptions about the most wonderful of all creatures. I think the zoo should hire us to give capybara lectures.
Life has been challenging for the capybara that runs this blog lately, between trying to plan a wedding with his fiancee, finishing his last term of classes (ever!), and working on his PhD thesis. But thankfully, a trip to the Franklin Park Zoo with remind him what is really important -- his fellow capybaras.
The zoo was wonderful and I encourage you to check out all of the photos -- none are as wonderful as the capybara, of course, but many come close!