These Capybaras Don't Care About Your Pitiful Olympic Golf Course

It's their world. We're just trying to win gold medals in it.
A capybara on the edge of a water hazard during a morning training session at the Rio golf course on Aug. 5.
A capybara on the edge of a water hazard during a morning training session at the Rio golf course on Aug. 5.
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Some humans thought it would be cute to host some sort of world sporting event in the city of Rio de Janeiro, one of the many homes of the noble capybara. Yes, the capybara, an animal that is unconcerned with your biped feats of strength in order to foolishly grasp at history. It even already holds a global title: the world’s largest rodent.

As such, these capybaras, seen on and around the golf course of the 2016 Rio Olympics, can’t really be bothered with your gaudy silver and gold necklaces. They’ll just chill and swim while you attempt to place a tiny white globe into an unimpressively small hole, as they always do, and as they shall continue to do throughout time.

Clothes-wearing mammals observing a non-clothes-wearing capybara.
Clothes-wearing mammals observing a non-clothes-wearing capybara.
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A capybara sits near the third hole on the Olympic golf course, graciously allowing a photographer to capture its good side.
A capybara sits near the third hole on the Olympic golf course, graciously allowing a photographer to capture its good side.
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A capybara cools off in the water during a practice round of some unknown human sport, earning the worship of the humans around it.
A capybara cools off in the water during a practice round of some unknown human sport, earning the worship of the humans around it.
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A capybara, unsure where this very trim grass originated, crosses a fairway.
A capybara, unsure where this very trim grass originated, crosses a fairway.
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A camera-shy capybara in the bushes on the Rio golf course, wishing to be done with all this human nonsense.
A camera-shy capybara in the bushes on the Rio golf course, wishing to be done with all this human nonsense.
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A capybara that doesn't appreciate the paparazzi.
A capybara that doesn't appreciate the paparazzi.
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A capybara is camouflaged in a green area near the Rio Olympics Village, knowing that its greatness will outlast that of the athletes nearby.
A capybara is camouflaged in a green area near the Rio Olympics Village, knowing that its greatness will outlast that of the athletes nearby.
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Those are some chill capybaras.

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