"Giant South American Rodent Spotted in California"

"A giant South American rodent weighing at least 100 pounds (45 kgs) was spotted at a waste-water treatment facility in California recently before disappearing in the brush, according to a wildlife official."

"The animal, which was identified as a capybara, is the world's largest rodent and feeds on vegetation.

'If you think a giant guinea pig is cute, then you probably would like it,' said Todd Tognazzini, of the California Department of Fish and Game."

Alex Dobuzinskis reports for Reuters August 17, 2011.

Source: Reuters, 08/18/2011