I have a rational and irrational fear of rodents of ANY kind. If I was to come face to face with the little guy below, I would not only pee myself....but I would have a heart attack!
This photo released by Melanie Typaldos shows Typaldos and Caplin her pet capybara wearing his Halloween costume. The capybara, Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris, is a semi-aquatic rodent of South America. It weighs about a hundred pounds, and is about 2 feet tall at the shoulder. (AP Photo/Courtesy Melanie Typaldpos)