Rio 2016 golf course overrun by capybaras, other wildlife

Capybaras have taken the golf course at Rio 2016.

The giant rodents, which can weigh up to 150 pounds, have made themselves right at home on the course along with other wildlife like three-toed sloths, monkeys, boa constrictors, ground-nesting owls, and caimans (the crocodile’s smaller relative), according to the Golf Channel.

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

– With h/t to Business Insider

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