Olympic Golfers Will Have to Watch Out For 150-Pound Capybaras

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Of all the Rio Olympic events, it sure sounds like golf will be a special type of disaster. Most of the top players bailed, players who are participating don’t even know the rules, and, oh yeah, there will be massive rodents keeping a watchful eye on the competition.

The National Post notes that there are 30-40 capybaras roaming the Olympics course — they can apparently weight up to 150 pounds and love munching on grass:

“They chew down on the grass at night,” says Mark Johnson, director of international agronomy for the PGA Tour, “There are about 30-40 of them inside the course perimeter, but they live here and we play golf here, we co-exist.”

I did a quick search on these little dudes, and they look pretty chill:

What’s not chill? The other creatures that include: mini crocodiles, boa constrictors, sloths, and so much more.

[Main photo via FabioZeigelboim]