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Capybara briefly gets loose in Las Vegas parking lot

Posted at 12:21 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 20:53:37-04

A large exotic rodent was found in a Las Vegas parking lot -- again.

Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Clark County Animal Control received a call regarding an escaped capybara from SeaQuest. 

The capybara was in a case on its way to go to the veterinarian when it escaped. The capybara was captured in the same parking lot it escaped near 4001 S. Maryland Parkway, near Flamingo Road, about a block south of SeaQuest.

Animal Control said it is an open case and could not comment on any possible citations.

In April 2017, a Patagonian mara, which looks similar to a capybara, was found running around a parking lot near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. The Patagonian mara, named Diego, is living at a wildlife park in Arizona.