Venezuela: The country to the south takes us in a pretty weird direction by offering the capybara.
When this was done, we were greatly tempted to light a fire and roast our capybara, but prudence prevailed.
The creature made little or no resistance; and having dragged it up to the fire, we saw that it was a capybara, or water-hog.
A few minutes later, the limp, dead body of the capybara, the largest of all aquatic rodents floated to the surface.
The largest form of rodent is the capybara (or river-hog of the Rio de la Plata),—which is preyed on by the jaguar.
An instant later the capybara, dragged to the bank, was killed by a blow from Neb's stick.
The capybara—the water-pig which is no pig—is a rudimentary sort of structure.
As it was important to secure a good supply of food, the capybara was forthwith cut up, and some of its flesh roasted.
The remains of the capybara and some dozens of the stone-pine almonds formed their supper.
The capybara (Hydrochoerus capybara) is also numerous in this region.
South American rodent, 1774, from some Tupi (Brazilian) native name.