Capybaras move into residential area in Argentina

The growing urbanization of Nodelta, Tigre in Buenos Aires Province is encroaching on areas once used by the capybaras.

Once a wetland, it is now home to some of the capital's wealthiest residents, with the capybaras sharing streets and parks with locals.

According to local reports, some 400 capybaras live among the 40,000 residents of this neighborhood.

The capybara is a semiaquatic mammal that is vegetarian, angering some locals who say the animals are destroying their lawns and gardens.

Locals say they are not opposed to the capybaras, but want its population to be better managed. According to reports, there has been a significant increase in capybara numbers over the last decade.

The capybara can be found across South America and is the world's largest rodent, measuring up to1.3 meters (4.2 feet) long .

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting