Sunday, March 07, 2010

World's Largest Rodent Grossed me out


Have you ever seen that cutesy movie called Ratatouille? I had several tries before I was finally able to stomach watching a rat cooking food. I find whole concept revolting.

About a month ago, I caught this rat in our ceiling. It's a real rat. It gnawed a hole in my partition wall! Now can you imagine this rat moving around in your chef's hat? Cooking food in a fancy restaurant? That just makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand. Lol!



Think THAT's gross? Then you have to see this next photo...


The World's largest rodent, a domesticated capybara they named Caplin Rous, owned by Melanie Typaldos, who adopted the pet from a breeder two and a half years ago. 



Now that is just  ...I can't even look at it, hahaha!
Ugh!



Credit: Courtesy Melanie Typaldos
Photo from: People Pets

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23 comments :

  1. It's not Firefox, but my internet connection. :)

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  2. lol! it looks a bit like a warthog with a bigger nose and minus the tusks.

    but but but... we all forget

    Ziggy's a rodent...

    Kudos for showing rodent love

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  3. Ziggy is a tiny rodent in a tiny cage in a virtual world. He doesn't smell or poop! Hehehe! :p

    Di ba ang warthog ay baboy - so "baboy-daga" sya. wah!

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  4. So this is how you pass the time when you're holed up in Batangas. Ahehehe. Hey, I changed browser (from firefox to Chrome just to leave a comment on your hairy new pet here. :)

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  5. OMG, is that for real? Makes me wonder, although the lady does not look much as a Photoshop "guru" to me, lol

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  6. You obviously have some issues when it comes to rodents. Not all people feel the same way and not only are you alienating them, but your comments are actually offensive, especially to that lovely family who adopted Caplin ROUS, the pet Capybara, and his followers on Twitter. If you're trying to do a good service with this site, you might want to curb your more hateful personal beliefs and allow everyone to come to their own conclusions as to how they feel about God's creatures. We all make mistakes, but let's not spread anymore harm to each other, ok? Peace

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  7. Disgusting? I think Caplin Rous is the CUTEST Capybara I have ever see... and I think Capys are DARLING!

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  8. It's not Photoshopped! It's the real thing - and it's as big as a dog!

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  9. I think it looks like a ginormous prairie dog or guinea pig. Since it doesn't look like an actual rat to me I don't find it that bad. Not sure I would want one myself, though. =)

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  10. Oh, capybaras are so cute! (You should look up some of the videos on YouTube. They look like giant guinea pigs - which I believe are also in the rodent family.) I'm not big on mice and rats running wild in my house, but some rodents are fun.

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  11. Oh, it's for real. :) I'd like a capybara. They're cute!

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  12. Laurie B, I agree with you in principle, but the tone of that comment was haughty and unsympathetic to those who have serious issues with rodents. (And while I recognize that spiders, too, are God's creatures - I've been known to do the spastic dance and yell "Kill it, kill it, kill it!" over a small jumping spider. I think we all deserve a little compassion and kindness with our "re-education.") For whatever reason, many people do have a fear and loathing of rodents; perhaps dating back to when rats spread plague. Unfortunately, there was nothing in your comment that was designed to persuade them to feel differently OR to foster "peace."

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  13. If it stinks and squeaks a lot, it's a Rat. we have that kind of pets in our house to. lol

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  14. Normally, when humans eat intestines, those intestines are washed out thoroughly (probably prepared with a little brine, as well). Trust me, there's no chicken poop inside!! Now, crawfish and shrimp are another matter...

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  15. I'm adventurous when it comes to food, Rey, but chicken poop is NOT FOOD. Anyone who eats unwashed intestines is just asking for gastrointestinal distress and possible death! There's "adventurous," and then there's "just plain STUPID."

    Here, Rey: from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaw

    "Isaw is a street food from the Philippines, made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines. The intestines are cleaned, turned inside out, and cleaned again, repeating the process several times. They are then either boiled, then grilled, or immediately grilled on sticks.

    While popular throughout the Philippines, Isaw has taken on an iconic status as a campus staple at the University of the Philippines Diliman. The UP Isawan (Isaw stall) is a used as a regular setting comic book artist Manix Abrera, in his daily KikoMachine comic strip on the Philippine Daily Inquirer."

    See? They're cleaned. Not once, but SEVERAL times - turned inside out to do it, no less. It's okay, really. Do you eat sausage of any kind? What do you think is the stuff that holds the ground meat together??

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  16. oh I meant pests. haha typo.. tsk3

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  17. Wow, this is quite a conversation! I enjoyed the movie but I have to say I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about real rats when I was watching it.

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  18. it doesnt look like a rat anymore. hehe mejo cute nga eh.

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  19. Lol. I just couldn't not think about it because, well, it was the main character. Hehe. :) Thanks for the visit and the comment Brenda.

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  20. Oh Holly, the pig intestines, I can handle because I can imagine how well they'll be able to clean them. I also saw feature about it on TV once. :p

    But the chicken intestines, I think, are too small to clean properly. Hehe! Everyone I know who eats isaw actually agrees - but they still eat and enjoy it because it is yummy. Lol!

    Incidentally, the paragraph you quoted about the University of the Philippines Diliman? Yep, I went to that University. Hehe.

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  21. Hehe. If I looked long enough I might see what you mean.. but I just... gah... cannot! :P

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