Capybara cannonball! Critter stuns viewers by jumping over a swimming pool wall TWICE its height in viral video
- A man from Buenos Aires filmed his pet capybara jumping into a pool on TikTok
- Giant rodents usually 50 to 60cm high, 100cm long and weigh from 35 to 66 kg
- The clip stunned TikTok users who said they were amazed by the athleticism
A capybara has stunned viewers by jumping over a swimming pool wall twice its height in a viral video.
The animal, which is kept as a pet in Buenos Aires, was filmed by his owner as he sprung from the ground to cannonball into the back garden pool in a single swift movement.
The video was uploaded on TikTok where it has been watched millions of times and prompted amazed remarks from viewers who said they had ‘no idea’ capybara can jump that high.
The animal, which is kept as a pet in Buenos Aires, was filmed by his owner as he sprung from the ground to cannonball into the back garden pool in a single swift movement
Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents, measuring up to 100 long, 60cm high, and weighing between 35 and 65kg when they fully grown.
They also have webbed feet, making them excellent swimmers.
The 10-second-long video shows the capybara walking up to a pool on its owner’s estate.
The animal gives the plastic pool a sniff or two, before gently pushing on its hind legs.
In one stylish swoop, the animal jumps and reaches the top of pool’s fencing, which is about twice its size.
With its paws’ merely grazing against the fence, the capybara goes on to dive into the pool, splashing water around it.
With one big swoop, the cuddly rodent lifted himself from the ground onto the pool before diving into the water
Capybaras can as agile in water as they are on land, and so the animal had no problem taking a relaxing dive in the pool
The capybara’s jump has gone viral, with dozens of people stunned by his athleticism.
‘I love the capys but this is slightly unsettling,’ one said.
‘What???? I am shocked,’ said another.
‘HOW????? thats like how my cats jump like how can it do that,’ one asked.
‘I didn’t even think that they could exert themselves, let alone jump. I’m sure he took a nap afterwards,’ one wrote.
‘It is so cute how did it jump so high with those little little legs,’ one asked.
Fans of capybaras were shocked to find out the animal can jump so high after watching the video