Capybara spotted in Paso Robles
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- City officials in Paso Robles are bracing for a big rodent problem. They're preparing to set live traps after workers at a wastewater plant spotted a capybara three weeks ago.
Capybaras are the world's largest rodents. They can reach the size of a small dog and are often described as a mix between a rat and a guinea pig. They're also illegal to own as a pet in California.
Capybaras are not considered predatory toward humans. Officials with the Department of Fish and Game are hoping to catch the rodent and relocate it - to a local nonprofit animal group.
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