You won't believe what people have seen lurking at the waste-water treatment plant in Paso Robles. A rodent, but not just any rodent, a Capybara, the largest rodent species in the world, and it was spotted July 22nd at the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant. Employees there say it's the size of a small pig, and would have come up to their knees. It was spotted in the early morning hours emerging from the pond where solid waste goes to settle, but has not been seen since.
Each morning, employees go out to search for the rodent, and now state Fish and Game is also getting involved. According to a local zoo, it's one of the largest rodents in the world, and comes from South America. It's prized for it's skin which is often used to make boots. The Capybara is the world's largest rodent, can reach more than four-feet-long, can weigh up to 140-pounds and are Native to South America.