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Capybaras in Hot Tubs
April 28, 2013 8:22 PM   Subscribe


 
Previously.
posted by homunculus at 8:23 PM on April 28, 2013


The voice in my head read that as Chupacabras chill out in hot tubs...

Never trust the voices.

That is all.
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos at 8:32 PM on April 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


I would very much like to someday own and operate an entirely unprofitable capybara farm.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:33 PM on April 28, 2013 [32 favorites]


These are great but I love the capybara hot spa most of all, where capybara relax and unwind from a long day of eating grass to soothing chiptune versions of Oh Suzanna and Dixie.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:40 PM on April 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


A sweetly bliss out video. I love the capybaras' enjoyment.
posted by nickyskye at 8:40 PM on April 28, 2013


It finally hit me what this reminded me of. It is like the end of a capybara version of Old Joy, the story of two men's journey of self discovery, and incidentally a hot springs. It makes me older how the capybara got to the hot springs, and what they learned about themselves along the way.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:49 PM on April 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


they're the llamas of the rodent world!
posted by not_on_display at 9:04 PM on April 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


they're the llamas of the rodent world!
They make great guard animals?
posted by b1tr0t at 9:10 PM on April 28, 2013


Oh god the cuteness part of my brain just melted and ran out my ears.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 9:12 PM on April 28, 2013


Videos like this make me wish we had capybaras instead of guinea pigs. They seem so much more... civil? Social? Cuddly?

Really, I want a giant rodent pet I could chill in a hot tub with and take a nap.
posted by kendrak at 9:20 PM on April 28, 2013


@Cookbooks and Chaos - the voices told me the same thing.
posted by Sassyfras at 9:35 PM on April 28, 2013


Those videos led me to witness the best job in the world.
posted by ruhroh at 9:36 PM on April 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


Capybaras are very noble and wise looking in the face.
posted by dismas at 9:38 PM on April 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


On one hand, they carry ticks and spread lyme disease and have 12-inch long teeth.

On the other hand they're adorable fuzzy little Edwardian noblemen.
posted by The Whelk at 9:45 PM on April 28, 2013 [10 favorites]


Ruhroh, that person is like the capybara whisperer. Or at least capybara scratcher, and in this case, that's the same thing.
posted by shoesietart at 9:45 PM on April 28, 2013


Hommy, you have Made. My. Day. Somehow, I missed the first capybara post, so a double dose of joy--with poetry!!!

Happy cappys in a hottub--who would have thunk it? This video MUST be shown to all family and friends on my email list.

The grass munchers were OK, but I wouldn't have watched till the end if the young'ins weren't stealing grass from each other. That part was the total cuteness.

I have heard that capybara* are good eatin'.
HOW COULD THEY DO THIS?

*According to Oxford.com, this: capybara, noun, (plural same or capybaras)

posted by BlueHorse at 9:56 PM on April 28, 2013


The thing about capybaras is that they look simultaneously completely dignified and completely ridiculous. It's the best combination.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 9:57 PM on April 28, 2013 [13 favorites]


Those videos led me to witness the best job in the world.

The end of this may be the best part of it all, scratching the little baby cappy who's "only" the size of a housecat until he, too, succumbs to the scratching & falls over on his side. Thump.
posted by scalefree at 10:12 PM on April 28, 2013


I wouldn't have watched till the end if the young'ins weren't stealing grass from each other. That part was the total cuteness.

It was like a live action Lady and the Tramp with giant rats who hate each other, with grass instead of spaghetti.
posted by eddydamascene at 10:24 PM on April 28, 2013


Those videos led me to witness the best job in the world.

I have never been both so puzzled and pleased in all my life.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 10:34 PM on April 28, 2013


Watching the first video, I've never wanted to go hot-tubbing more.
posted by gadge emeritus at 10:49 PM on April 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Alvy Ampersand, it need not be entirely unprofitable - you could train them to serve hot, delicous pancakes as they apparently do in the first video.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 10:56 PM on April 28, 2013


I have heard that capybara* are good eatin'.
HOW COULD THEY DO THIS?


We thank the Pope for granting us this wish.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:00 PM on April 28, 2013


Such enigmatic faces. Such twitchy little ears.
posted by running order squabble fest at 11:13 PM on April 28, 2013


Those rodents sure are living the life of riley.
...maybe I can slip on a capybara suit and sneak in.
posted by quazichimp at 11:13 PM on April 28, 2013


So I watched these a bunch of times and the audio is bugging me more and more. We need to fix the audio. I propose we replace the laughing crowds and chiptunes with the fountain sounds from the last scene of Kill Bill 1. The tinkling water and strange "bonk bonk" noise of the bamboo.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:15 PM on April 28, 2013


26 comments in and no one's mentioned Speak? You're slipping, Metafilter.

They certainly know how to enjoy life.
posted by JHarris at 11:29 PM on April 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Giraffes like water too, btw.
posted by homunculus at 12:02 AM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'd just like to link to this "C is for Capybara" illustration that has been a longtime favorite of mine. (I wish this artist would do the whole alphabet, but so far I think they've only done an equally awesome A, and B.)
posted by taz at 1:06 AM on April 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ooooh taz those are great! They certainly do need more, although certain letters will pose problems.
posted by JHarris at 1:48 AM on April 29, 2013


operate an entirely unprofitable capybara farm

Perhaps not unprofitable. Capybaras are eaten in Brazil, I'm told.
posted by colie at 3:23 AM on April 29, 2013


These are so vicariously relaxing, I feel I need to have a TV looping them while I work. Just to keep the stress level down.
posted by vanar sena at 3:27 AM on April 29, 2013


I'd like to see them in fetish gear.
posted by colie at 3:30 AM on April 29, 2013


One of my fantasies for being incredibly rich is to have a large pool area filled with frolicking capybaras.

These videos will do in the interim, however.
posted by codacorolla at 5:36 AM on April 29, 2013


It's weird, most baby animals have different coloring, or different head proportion, or something, but baby capybaras seem to be perfect scale replicas of adults.
posted by echo target at 6:29 AM on April 29, 2013


I'd just like to link to this "C is for Capybara" illustration that has been a longtime favorite of mine. (I wish this artist would do the whole alphabet, but so far I think they've only done an equally awesome A, and B.)

That's Ursula Vernon, who wrote Digger! Which won last year's Hugo for Graphic Story. It's about a wombat, not a capybara, but is still worth checking out.
posted by little cow make small moo at 6:35 AM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


'Chupacabras' is what I read, too.
posted by neuron at 7:05 AM on April 29, 2013


To me, Capybaras, groundhogs & Guinea Pigs are the mobile, rodent equivalent of the Easter Island statues.

Also, I would like to apply for residence at Alvy Ampersand's Entirely Unprofitable Capybara Farm.
posted by yoga at 7:42 AM on April 29, 2013


That's cute, but I really need to wonder how bad does wet capybara smell.
posted by Iosephus at 8:17 AM on April 29, 2013


There needs to be a nap attack trigger warning on that first video; I have no idea how I'll pull myself out of this drooling semi-stupor in time to drive to work.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:24 AM on April 29, 2013


Did you know that capybara are actually a kind of fish?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:55 AM on April 29, 2013


They did the same thing with the capybara's industrious but less refined North American cousin.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:33 AM on April 29, 2013


In other not a rodent but close enough news: Ozzy the Weasel's War Dance.
posted by homunculus at 10:26 AM on April 29, 2013




Between this and the Jason Collins news, this is pretty much a perfect day on the internet for me.
posted by Brody's chum at 11:09 AM on April 29, 2013


At last, my dream for an all-rodent live production of Spirited Away can be realized.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:08 PM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


If I could only watch one thing for the rest of my life, capybaras sitting in hot tubs would be that thing.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 2:19 PM on April 29, 2013


If I could only be one thing for the rest of eternity it would be a capybara in a hottub. Look at how content that thing is.
posted by codacorolla at 6:23 PM on April 29, 2013






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