My friend posted this on facebook. She is in Paraguay, and she says this is totally real.

Giant Rodent!

Carpinchos! The world’s largest rodent that can roam around Paraguyan parks.

Holy crap – as someone in the comments pointed out, it is most definitely a rodent of unusual size. She says you can pet it. I wouldn’t take any chances.

Fun fact: In the 16th century, the Catholic church classified this animal’s meat as fish, for the Christian celebration of Lent.



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