What is a Capybara? Where are North Florida’s Capybara ?
Santa Fe Ichnetucucknee and Suwannee Rivers
Capybara are not natives of North America and were not reported present when the Spaniards discovered Florida. The capybara have been sighted often in North Florida since their first reported sightings near San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.
Today. It is well known that the Capybara now reside in San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park I am just starting to wonder why no effort has taken place to eradicate this animal before it gets out of control like Florida’s out of control half million feral hog problem. The Capybara resemble a huge 100 pound guinea pig . Capybara were introduced into Florida’s landscapes by hurricanes causing damage to zoos, tourist attraction centers all across the state.
The cabybara and the jaguarandi are both immigrants of South America and have been reported in Sante Fe, Ichnetucknee , and Suwannee River and have been observed by FWC, USDA WS, Fishermen, Hunters and trappers all along the wetlands near San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Ichnetucknee State park, Oleno State Park.
Suwannee, Dixie, Alachua, Union, and Columbia County Semi Aquatic Mammal Trappers.
Beaver, Nutria and Capybara.
Gainesville, High Springs, Branford, Live Oak Fl