World's largest rodent resurfaces in Marlow

Bucks Free Press: World's largest rodent resurfaces World's largest rodent resurfaces

AFTER going to ground for much of the autumn, Marlow’s adopted South American mascot has resurfaced, with a fresh sighting of the world’s largest rodent.

The capybara has lived a charmed life on the banks of the Thames since last escaping from a private sanctuary at the McAlpine's Fawley Hill estate in July.

And walker Geraldine Barnard from Guildford, who was walking the Thames Path with her husband, spotted the furry frolicker east of Henley - three miles upstream from his usual haunt at the Compleat Angler Hotel.

 

Capybara Watch - Have you seen the giant rodent on your travels? Send us your pictures bfpnews@london.newsquest.co.uk

 

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12:45pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nawdry says...

I haven't seen the capybara but am pretty sure we saw a coypu when driving through Nettlebed, has anyone else seen one? Looked like an enormous rat (the size of a dog), or a beaver with a long tail.
I haven't seen the capybara but am pretty sure we saw a coypu when driving through Nettlebed, has anyone else seen one? Looked like an enormous rat (the size of a dog), or a beaver with a long tail. nawdry

1:13pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry

1:38pm Thu 2 Jan 14

gpn01 says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know?

Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ![/p][/quote]What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know? Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent? gpn01

2:06pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know?

Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?
The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing.
As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.
[quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ![/p][/quote]What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know? Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?[/p][/quote]The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing. As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue. Bartholomew HuckleBerry

1:16pm Fri 3 Jan 14

gpn01 says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know?

Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?
The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing.
As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.
The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent.

True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public.

Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story!
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ![/p][/quote]What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know? Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?[/p][/quote]The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing. As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.[/p][/quote]The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent. True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public. Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story! gpn01

9:35pm Sat 4 Jan 14

JRCash says...

Yeah I've seen Doug Anson out quite alot recently..
Yeah I've seen Doug Anson out quite alot recently.. JRCash

5:54pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Dickitdo says...

JRCash wrote:
Yeah I've seen Doug Anson out quite alot recently..
Was he wearing his red suit and matching hat ?.
[quote][p][bold]JRCash[/bold] wrote: Yeah I've seen Doug Anson out quite alot recently..[/p][/quote]Was he wearing his red suit and matching hat ?. Dickitdo

10:43am Thu 9 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know?

Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?
The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing.
As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.
The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent.

True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public.

Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story!
I repeat once again for the individuals who really cannot understand the logic behind who is responsible for finding and publishing news..... IT IS NOT ME !!! I have my own job and I never ask the BFP reporters to contribute or come and do it for me.
One of my suggestion worthy enough for the new was shunned by you by directing me to the BCC website. It did not stop there, you also want me to go and tell the councillors to publish it on their website. ONCE AGAIN... am I being or will be paid for this? The BFP reporters and BCC councillors are already getting paid to do what we are so uselessly ranting about ! So why is so hard for you to understand that I am not responsible to do every job of every person in this country. What you talk about is absolute nonsense and I will not waste my bandwidth any more to explain such a simple concept to people who have taken leave of their senses.
[quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ![/p][/quote]What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know? Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?[/p][/quote]The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing. As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.[/p][/quote]The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent. True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public. Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story![/p][/quote]I repeat once again for the individuals who really cannot understand the logic behind who is responsible for finding and publishing news..... IT IS NOT ME !!! I have my own job and I never ask the BFP reporters to contribute or come and do it for me. One of my suggestion worthy enough for the new was shunned by you by directing me to the BCC website. It did not stop there, you also want me to go and tell the councillors to publish it on their website. ONCE AGAIN... am I being or will be paid for this? The BFP reporters and BCC councillors are already getting paid to do what we are so uselessly ranting about ! So why is so hard for you to understand that I am not responsible to do every job of every person in this country. What you talk about is absolute nonsense and I will not waste my bandwidth any more to explain such a simple concept to people who have taken leave of their senses. Bartholomew HuckleBerry

12:58pm Thu 9 Jan 14

gpn01 says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
gpn01 wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming !
What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know?

Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?
The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing.
As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.
The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent.

True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public.

Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story!
I repeat once again for the individuals who really cannot understand the logic behind who is responsible for finding and publishing news..... IT IS NOT ME !!! I have my own job and I never ask the BFP reporters to contribute or come and do it for me.
One of my suggestion worthy enough for the new was shunned by you by directing me to the BCC website. It did not stop there, you also want me to go and tell the councillors to publish it on their website. ONCE AGAIN... am I being or will be paid for this? The BFP reporters and BCC councillors are already getting paid to do what we are so uselessly ranting about ! So why is so hard for you to understand that I am not responsible to do every job of every person in this country. What you talk about is absolute nonsense and I will not waste my bandwidth any more to explain such a simple concept to people who have taken leave of their senses.
As you're not going to spend any further time attempting to explain to me something that I already understand then you will perhaps now have the time to re-read what I posted. Particularly my point "it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it?".
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: This does not constitute as news. Tired and weary "journalists" have nothing to write about so just stick any old tat in ! They do not even know the creature's name so have dubbed him an oversized rodent. The vast array of topics and level of information put in simple plain English by the BFP is absolutely overwhelming ![/p][/quote]What constitutes "news" suitable for a local newspaper then? If you have something more newsworthy why don't you let the BFP know? Why do you feel it's important to give the creature a name? Do you have a name in mind? Colin the Capybara perhaps? or Rhianna the Rodent?[/p][/quote]The creature is called a capybara. That is what I meant by the name. I am not a moron to give it a name like you suggested although Rihana does resemble one. Furthermore I am not a journalist employed by the BFP nor it is my responsibility to gather worthy "news" as you put it and send them to BFP for publishing. I have my own job and do that to the best of my abilities. That is what these "journalists" should be doing. As we are on this matter of investigative journalism about an oversized rodent charming the residents of River Thames, I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about. They should find out and publish an article to let the readers know when the roads will be fixed around their area and keep publishing updates of the work carried out. That in my view is a worthy local news and a pressing issue.[/p][/quote]The article states that the creature is a Capybara, so are you expecting the author to include the Latin name or something? Elusivus Grandus Rodentus perhaps? I still don't therefore understand why you object to it being DESCRIBED as the World's largest rodent. True, it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it? Even national newspapers, with their teams of reporters, journalists and links to agencies such as Reuters, still use stories that they've been alerted to by the public. Finally, regarding "I do actually have a local newsworthy topic in mind that they should write about.".....instead of suggesting BFP should do something about it, why don't you write to BCC suggesting they include this information on their website? I'm sure you'll find some local BCC Councillors would be supportive of such an initiative, so you could contact them too. And that would make an interesting and newsworthy story![/p][/quote]I repeat once again for the individuals who really cannot understand the logic behind who is responsible for finding and publishing news..... IT IS NOT ME !!! I have my own job and I never ask the BFP reporters to contribute or come and do it for me. One of my suggestion worthy enough for the new was shunned by you by directing me to the BCC website. It did not stop there, you also want me to go and tell the councillors to publish it on their website. ONCE AGAIN... am I being or will be paid for this? The BFP reporters and BCC councillors are already getting paid to do what we are so uselessly ranting about ! So why is so hard for you to understand that I am not responsible to do every job of every person in this country. What you talk about is absolute nonsense and I will not waste my bandwidth any more to explain such a simple concept to people who have taken leave of their senses.[/p][/quote]As you're not going to spend any further time attempting to explain to me something that I already understand then you will perhaps now have the time to re-read what I posted. Particularly my point "it's not your responsibility to inform BFP of news items but that doesn't mean that you're prevented from contributing does it?". gpn01

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