Capybaras can stand and even walk a little on their hind legs. In this shot, Caplin Rous is standing tall so that he can rub his morrillo on a plant. The morrillo is a scent gland on the top of the nose.
I worked on this stupid 9,000+ piece puzzle for almost a year, with Caplin Rous periodically helping me by chewing on the pieces, pulling them off the table, and one time even getting up on the table and scattering the pieces around. He didn’t get the point to doing such a large puzzle, and honestly, neither do I. During the course of puzzle building, I found pieces all over the house and even on the back porch, yet, miraculously, not a single piece was missing when the puzzle was completed. Good capybara!
Whenever we took Caplin Rous out about town, he always wore one of his signature bandanas. I guess that’s not really a costume, but when you combine it with a nose covered with melted red popsicle, I think it counts.
Remember, Caplin Day is tomorrow, July 10th. Celebrate by eating a popsicle or some yogurt or both!