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