coypus

Coypus with fair fur in a zoo in Germany

A Coypus, aka river rat, is a large semi-aquatic rodent.

“The coypu somewhat resembles a very large rat, or a beaver with a small tail. Adults are typically 5–9 kg (11–20 lb) in weight, and 40–60 cm (16–24 in) in body length, with a 30–45 cm (12–18 in) tail. They have a coarse, darkish brown outer fur with a soft under-fur. Two distinguishing marks are the presence of a white patch on the muzzle, and webbed hind feet." 

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This is my experimental short video about nutrias (also known as beaver rats) having a family dinner.

anonymous asked:

If Lexa does in fact die, I doubt it will be Clarke that kills her and I doubt it will be so early in the season. Jason did say that she was the character they would be using to explore all the grounder things so I think the way she would die is she either redeems herself in clarke's eyes but gets unexpectedly assassinated right in front of Clarke in the season finale or she sacrifices her life to allow Clarke and co to escape whatever the enemy is 2 episodes before the finale.

There are honestly sooooo many scenarios about Lexa’s death in my mind it sickens me…reading coypus amount of fan fiction doesn’t help this predicament.  The thing that I am most worried about is Lexa’s death being used to show us ‘The Conclave’– the test for Commander ascension.

Jason Rothenberg:“We are really going to dive deeply into the grounder world, and the clans, and the mysticism and spirituality of the grounder world, and how commanders are created. It is going to be crazy, that’s one of the things I like most in terms of world building. That character (Lexa) lets us do that, in a big way.”

This is a transcript from the Comic-Con panel when JRoth announced that Alycia was coming back to the show. (let me take a moment and say a few ‘Hallelujahs’). Now what I am hoping is that they will show the grounder world THROUGH Lexa. Meaning that we will get her narration and POV of the world. Hopefully this is through showing Clarke around Polis, and regaling her tales about how SHE was selected to be the Commander. I hope this is complemented with some A N Y A flashbacks and some little gangly beansprout Lexa moments. Now what gets me REALLY nervous is what exactly does “a big way” entail. 

I’m with you there in that Clarke will probably not be the person that kills Lexa, i think the writers would find that writing another ‘mercy kill/kills person that loves her’ story would be unoriginal. Whatever they have planned I hope she [like Paul on OB] goes out L I K E   A   B O S S! —how she deserves. Okay, but like not before we get some epic fight scenes from Lexa. [Can we get some scenes like Papurrcat has been drawing–have you seen what she is working on now with the horses?! i need this to happen.]

However, on the bright-side, I think Lexa’s character and Alycia, herself, are just too good for the writers to write off the show. LIKE EVERYONE LOVES ALYCIA! If AMC and Alycia’s schedule allows it, I could see her lasting till a fourth season (DEAR LORD LET THERE BE A FOURTH SEASON!!!). However, as soon as Lexa appears on screen E V E R Y   S E C O N D I will be fearing for her safety.