Feb 8th 2010 By Ian Fortey
For most people, the idea of keeping rodents as pets is off-putting, if not downright creepy.
However, it's possible all these reservations could be put aside if we just embrace the capybara as a household pet. The semi-aquatic rodent native to South America can grow to be around 100 lbs. and about 2 feet tall at the shoulder.
Click through to check out the pictures of Melanie Typaldos and her pet capybara Caplin
, and try to deny this is the cuddliest giant rat you've ever seen.