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Like Any Respectable Giant Rodent, the Capybara Gets a Twitter Account

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From Dusty the Klepto Cat to the Bronx Zoo Cobra, any savvy animal making headlines these days is going to get a Twitter account to communicate with the masses, and the elusive Capybara of central California is no exception. This just-created account, @CACapybara, will surely keep readers entertained with his quirky take on his quirky life story.

"Came to the US for vacation and lost my passport. Can someone help a Capybara get home?" asks the bio on the account of the world's largest rodent, who hails from South America, but has been sporadically spotted in Paso Robles.

Now officials say may set traps to lure in the heavyweight rodent.

We're wondering if @CACapybara will remark on being described as "weird looking," though they've already acknowledged he is about as "dangerous as an half gallon of milk."

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Tweet on, cabybara.