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World's Largest Rodent, The Capybara, Invades Florida03:27

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A capybara rests on one of the banks of the Paraguay River in Brazil in April 2013. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)closemore
A capybara rests on one of the banks of the Paraguay River in Brazil in April 2013. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

There have been multiple sightings around Florida of the capybara, the giant South American guinea pig-like rodent.

One expert says a known group of capybaras are living and breeding in northern Florida. But are they dangerous?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog about capybaras, and what makes them so dignified.

The phone number from Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is (1-888-483-4681).

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Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog. The Wild Life tweets @TheWildLifeWBUR.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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