Overpopulation of Capybaras Causes Inconvenience to the Farmers of Espírito Santo, Brazil
With the jaguar and caiman becoming less populous, capybaras are breeding like . . . rodents. And they’re hungry. This article features a disgruntled farmer. In Brazil, they grow sugar cane to feed the cattle, but capybaras aren’t stupid, they don’t wait for the harvest, they just wander through the fences and chow down! Note that there is also some very bamboo-like foliage that they are eating, and even some banana foliage, not to mention the banana tree trunks!
There are a couple videos, also in Portuguese. There are some interesting glimpses of capybaras worth waiting for. The second video is redundant, but shorter, featuring most of the best capybara footage. Watch the second one if you’re strapped for time. I couldn’t insert the videos, but if you follow the link, you’ll find them.
Link to the original article and two videos:
G1 – Superpopulação de capivaras causa transtornos para agricultores do ES – notícias em Agronegócios no Espírito Santo.