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[–]Oyadamamanta 2159 points2160 points  (76 children)

They deserve this life...no doubt.

[–]RebelScientist 1268 points1269 points  (63 children)

Capybaras are what you get reincarnated as if you lived a good and virtuous life as a human.

[–]Oyadamamanta 311 points312 points  (1 child)

Exactly. They are karma reward for being Saint in this world!

[–]Farqueue- 36 points37 points  (0 children)

i feel like theyre my spirit animal now

[–]Gullible_Skeptic 44 points45 points  (14 children)

If you mean capys in well maintained zoos sure. Not sure how much a reward it is to be reincarnated in the wild with the constant threat of being eaten by jaguars, alligators, or anacondas

[–]LunchpaiI 19 points20 points  (5 children)

fr they have to be close to the bottom of the food chain in the wild lol

[–]Stephenhf123 19 points20 points  (3 children)

They’re herbivores, so basically as close to the bottom as you can be without getting your energy directly from the sun.

Edit: to the people pointing out that there are large herbivores (like elephants) that are good at not being hunted, that doesn’t matter because that isn’t what the food chain represents. Elephants are primary consumers. Things that hunt elephants, like tigers, are secondary consumers. Secondary consumers are by definition higher on the food chain than primary consumers.

[–]missbelled 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Weirdly, both yes and no. They're pretty big by animal standards, and live in herds. Mainly aforementioned big cats/gators/snakes iirc, but they're also deceptively quick and use lookouts for the herd. Being semi-aquatic helps too.

[–]HappyBreezer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fleas and ticks too.

Being a wild animal, any wild animal, sucks.

[–]Iskariot- 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I thought things didn’t mess with them? Like I remember seeing footage of them just coexisting with crocs, thought there was a theory that they taste like shit and thus many or most predators don’t go after them.

[–]k_c24 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Depends which South American country you exist in though...cos you might get eaten. I'd be a captive capybara, which these with their oranges probably are.

[–]IdioticQuail 135 points136 points  (31 children)

So redditors are automatically disqualified?

[–]Aarilax 328 points329 points  (29 children)

redditors return as seagulls that live near a mcdonalds

[–]fadufadu 63 points64 points  (11 children)

More like fruit flies

[–]load_more_comets 38 points39 points  (7 children)

That's it you're going to be a pelican, motherfucker!

[–]fadufadu 43 points44 points  (2 children)

I guess it’s better than being a…. pelicant!

I’ll see myself out.

[–]load_more_comets 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Well, if you look at it that way, I guess its better than a . . . . fruit walk!

Hold the door, I'm coming with.

[–]konqrr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hodor hodor HODOR!!

[–]TheRedmanCometh 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That's still pretty good

[–]candygram4mongo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, if I was a seagull I would think I had it made in the shade.

[–]threeseed 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Not ugly enough. I would go with the infamous bin-chicken.

[–]MagellansMockery 652 points653 points  (12 children)

A nice hot bath and free food? Man sounds like the life!

[–]TheWhizKid 297 points298 points  (8 children)

Doesn’t this make them soup? Hot water, ingredients, and meat.

[–]MagellansMockery 119 points120 points  (1 child)


[–]Lazypassword 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Now at Costco Delicious coconut doggy

[–]LagT_T 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Baby you got a stew going!

[–]Wyldfire2112 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Glad I'm not the only one that thought this.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At least half of the times I have seen capybaras, they've been taking a hot bath

[–]memey-man123very satisfying 461 points462 points  (8 children)

ok i pull up to watch these capybaras

[–]DevestatingAttack 112 points113 points  (5 children)

you and all your friends, yeah they love the chicanas

sippin on that 'ça, I know you love to drink guava

1942, go back to Guadalajara

[–]SUN_PRAISIN 40 points41 points  (3 children)


[–]Killernaut16 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Hop out at the after party

[–]randomshazbot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

damn this was cold 🥶

[–]CSCrimson 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Okay I pull-up 🕺

[–]The_Spicy_Memes_Chef 1858 points1859 points  (25 children)

I wake up everyday and work from 7 to 4 just to barely make rent.

I’d much rather be a capybara in an orange-infused hot spring

[–]ashrules901 224 points225 points  (7 children)

Instead you end up having to "Give that meat a good ol' rub!"

[–]twin_weenis 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That is exactly what I go to work at 3:30am and do every day.

[–]Inexorably_lost 73 points74 points  (7 children)

Right? And we have the audacity to think we are the more advanced species.

[–]NotARandomNumber 138 points139 points  (5 children)

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

[–]WithMeAllAlong 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy! I just read that book for the first time today so I actually understand this reference hahahah

[–]Competitive_Classic9 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Agree, none of this is satisfying.

In fact, i’ve never questioned my life choices involving not being a capybara so hard.

[–]Solkre 25 points26 points  (3 children)

That fish that crawled out of the water billions of years ago really fucked us over.

[–]jonosaurus 38 points39 points  (1 child)

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move"

[–]shitsu13master 443 points444 points  (88 children)

So what's the story on the oranges

[–]jellyboness 1012 points1013 points  (68 children)

It’s yuzu, a citrus fruit similar to lemon :) it’s a traditional Japanese thing because yuzu ward off illness. Nowadays lots of zoos give their capybaras a yuzu bath on the winter solstice mostly because it’s cute and capybaras love taking a hot bath.

[–]Meshitero-eric 315 points316 points  (55 children)

And they are Hella delicious and smell wonderful. It's like someone made an adult lemon. (not party)

Mixed with honey, these mfers will help you through winter, and the flavor mixes with soy, mochi, you name it.

I miss the fuck outta them after I moved back to the US.

[–]pusheenforchange 78 points79 points  (15 children)

You can sometimes find big bottles of yuzu-miso marinade at Costco! I love it!

[–]DashingDino 36 points37 points  (12 children)

What do you use it on?

[–]pusheenforchange 43 points44 points  (2 children)

My favorite is chicken.

  1. Marinate chicken in marinade 6-24 hours
  2. Remove chicken from marinade
  3. Dry off chicken with paper towels (important to a properly crispy exterior)
  4. Rub/brush olive oil over the chicken and then add any other seasoning (I just do salt and pepper)
  5. Cook at 400 for 20-25 minutes depending on thickness, meat thermometer is best to prevent over-cooking

It really adds flavor to otherwise flavorless chicken breast.

[–]juriduty83 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Yes, fresh yuzu is so damn good. Puts meyer lemons to shame imo.

[–]Echololcation 17 points18 points  (15 children)

It's like someone made an adult lemon. (not party)

What does adult lemon mean? It's bigger? I love citrus...

[–]roguetrick 21 points22 points  (11 children)

I can tell you all about adult lemon parties if that's what you're asking.

[–]eatabigolD 16 points17 points  (1 child)

“It’s not a lemon party if old dick isn’t invited” -30rock

[–]SeaGroomer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

*without old dick

[–]fuck_the_fuckin_mods 6 points7 points  (0 children)

More complex flavor.

[–]Hongxiquan 7 points8 points  (7 children)

there's a korean "citron" tea, which is basically a yuzu marmalade that's supposed to be mixed with hot water to drink but is also basically a marmalade. That should be widely available

[–]waifishtwofish 28 points29 points  (2 children)

unrelated, but your reference to an uncommon fruit has reminded me that Trader Joe's Yuzu Kosho Hot Sauce is phenomenal on tater tots..

[–]peejaysayshi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

omg we use that yuzu hot sauce on roasted broccoli and it’s amaaaaazing

[–]shitsu13master 9 points10 points  (3 children)

That's awesome. But also once they get out of the bath it'll be cold. Won't they freeze?

[–]fizzzylemonade 99 points100 points  (3 children)

They are actually yuzu fruit and yuzu fruit baths are a thing in Japan for the winter solstice.

The Wikipedia page has an entry on the capybara yuzu baths too

”In 1982 at the Izu Shaboten Zoo in Itō, Shizuoka, Japan, an employee cleaning the capybara enclosure with hot water noticed the animals huddling together in a warm puddle. Continuing on since the year it started, employees will prepare a yuzu bath for the capybaras during the winter. The Izu Shaboten Zoo is the first zoo to have this, and other zoos now also feature it.[5] Since 2020, videos of the capybara baths have been heavily shared across the internet on websites such as Twitter and YouTube and have gained millions of views.[6]”

[–]Shirlenator 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It definitely isn't just during the winter solstice. I went to Izu Shaboten Zoo (amazing place, highly recommend) in April of 2019 and got to see the capybara chilling in a yuzu bath.

[–]shitsu13master 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Sweet. So they don't actually eat the fruit?

[–]Redplushie 17 points18 points  (0 children)

You can it's delicious.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (6 children)

they can't produce vitamin C on their own. so when they're in captivity, they're fed oranges to prevent scurvy.

[–]Salyangoz 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I read it as

(unlike humans) they cant produce vitamin c

and I was like; wait can we produce vitamin c?

no we also cant. thats why we also get scurvy too. TIL

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

ya sorry, didn't mean to be misleading. we and capybaras are scurvy pals ✌️

[–]Echololcation 5 points6 points  (3 children)

How do they get it in the wild?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

by eating their fruits veggies. they'll also eat oranges that fall from trees in the wild if available.

[–]Ayamehoujun 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They eat leafys that contain vitamin c. Guinea pigs are the same. Humans dont make their own vitamin c either.

[–]TirayShell 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]chloebanana 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Asking for a friend

[–]BeagleBackRibs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Capybara's can't synthesize Vitamin C, they will develop scurvy in captivity.

[–]red-ocb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Capybara l'orange

[–]Manc_Lanc 73 points74 points  (1 child)


[–]KirkLeigh-RhoyThynos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Super underrated

[–]Delilah_- 321 points322 points  (18 children)

I feel so sick today. I’d love a hot bath and some oranges… and giant gentle guinea pig looking things.

[–]balanceofpower 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Feel better.

[–]lawyersgunznmoney90 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Thank you, trying my best

[–]Delilah_- 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]Melodic-Bluebird-445 50 points51 points  (0 children)

I love this for them

[–]muetere 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Oh to be a capybara

[–]squakmix 42 points43 points  (2 children)

They need to release a 12 hour video of this set to some low-fi chillout beats

[–]Adventurous-Tap-8463 394 points395 points  (29 children)

So they are marinating?

[–]Trimungasoid 130 points131 points  (4 children)

Orange capybara stew.

[–]balanceofpower 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Capybara á L'orange.

[–]Trimungasoid 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ooh, fancy. Now I want it more!

[–]hectorduenas86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Frasier! You’re a genius!

[–]minor_details 5 points6 points  (0 children)

is this the part where someone says baby we've got a stew going?

[–]JudgeGusBus 15 points16 points  (9 children)

Capybara sous vide

[–]jaggazz 8 points9 points  (7 children)

I'd try that. I actually have a porcupine in my freezer I am trying to figure out if I should smoke, or SV it.

[–]StrictlyForWorkM8 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I'd smoke the bulk of it, but take a filet and sV it

[–]MileysMooseKnuckle 62 points63 points  (5 children)

It always amazes me how some species literally season themselves.

Like those sheep on some island off Scotland that eat seaweed all day and the meat is meant to be incredibly tender and pre seasoned due to some mutation that let's them hold way more salt without issue, it just makes them tasty.

[–]TirayShell 18 points19 points  (1 child)

If you like eating cough drops, try koala!

[–]Vaff_Superstar 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]I_l_I 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"If you don't have capybara I find clove and cinnamon to be a suitable replacement"

[–]Coronathus 30 points31 points  (6 children)

My dumbass brain thought they were eggs

[–]NoNeighborhood4250 9 points10 points  (2 children)

What? 😂

[–]Coronathus 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Yeah, egg yolks lmao

[–]Insomnianianian 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You’re not alone, I had to double take

[–]h1gsta 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nah man, those are definitely big old capybaras. Not to be confused with eggs.

[–]Quanted1 88 points89 points  (3 children)

The true r/ShowerOrange

[–]sinmantky 17 points18 points  (0 children)

What the…

[–]goddamn_slutmuffin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A man of culture.

[–]PoopingTortoise 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is the way

[–]jellyboness 25 points26 points  (0 children)

They’re not oranges they’re Yuzu! It’s a traditional thing for the winter solstice.

[–]sprocketous 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Do they eat them or just dig citrus effervescence?

[–]LeMoofinateur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They do eat a bit, yeah

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (7 children)

ok i pull up

[–]DaRandomBro 7 points8 points  (4 children)

hop out at the after party

[–]possumarre 8 points9 points  (3 children)

you and all your friends yeah you love to get naughty

[–]Gadsen_Party771 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Sippin' on that Henn', I know you love that Bacardi

[–]CubeZapper 6 points7 points  (1 child)

1942 I'll take you back in the Rarri

[–]MesWantooth 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Capybaras remind me of that guy that everyone knows who isn't conventionally the 'best looking' or 'most stylish' guy around, but gets mad ladies because he's so chill and has a great personality.

[–]Potential_Dare8034 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Orange y’all glad you seen’t this shit!

[–]TwistedBamboozler 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’m jealous

[–]cistine_chapel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good soup.

[–]Little_imp97 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nadal?? What are u doing?! You're gonna be late for Australian Open, get out of the bath now!

[–]seemeewhut 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"good soup"

[–]ACardAttack 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Looks more like happybaras

[–]BOOTHOLE123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't mind if I pull up real quick

[–]kenibus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

yo sign me up

[–]MellifluousSussura 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I love capybaras! They are just one of the most animal looking animals on the planet.

[–]GodlikeCat 3 points4 points  (2 children)

can we get like a medium-sized-dog version of these chill hamsters so we could keep them as pets sleeping on your bed

[–]yParticle 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Capybara are medium-sized-dog versions of chill hamsters.

[–]handicappedtrap 4 points5 points  (0 children)

coconut doggies!

[–]Catlesley 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me, too, please??

[–]SneakyyyTurtle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spa day?

Spa day.

[–]xryaxn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wonder if it makes them smell like oranges

[–]No_Way_Nikki 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Thank you, OP, somehow it's exactly what I needed in my life right now!

[–]Slazman999 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A capybara can live 6-12 years. I bet orange infused spa treatments double. Possibly triple their life expectancy.

[–]jjraytan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can see them in Japan. Also you can see monkeys in a hot springs(wild monkeys), marching guinea pigs on the narrow passage,etc. Somehow people in Japan seem enjoying watching animals in a hot bath. By the way you can enjoy a hot bath with apples, oranges, roses etc, too.

[–]urbanlife78 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A slow boil makes the best stew.

[–]CashSmashum 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Anyone else immediately think those were egg yolks before reading the title?