Neuter the capybaras

Cris Shuldberg writes:

“…The issue with the hyacinth has become a huge issue. It does not affect me in the slightest but I do have an idea.

“Some time ago someone suggested using a small animal from South America (I think). (Yes, the capybara–MF) The concern seemed to be them procreating and changing our ecosystem. What if we imported the animal and before releasing them to feast we spay or neuter them so the reproducing is not an issue.?

“We as a society have been very proactive in spaying and neutering our pets, why not these animals as well? Yes, they will die off but then we just repeat the cycle and we can have a cheaper solution for keeping our Delta waterways clean of this weed. Seems way too simple a solution to me that no one else has thought of it.”

Let the pilot program begin.

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