Somewhere, Carl Spackler Weeps

Even the gopher-hating groundskeeper of Caddyshack would think twice before taking on these rodents. The official Olympics golf course in Rio is reportedly overrun with about 40 native capybara.

But this wasn’t a surprise to Olympics organizers, who were aware they’d be sharing their golf venue with the locals. A staff of capybara wranglers will be on hand to keep the hamster dogs safely away from the course.

Thanks to putter-inners Andrew Y. and Claire S.

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13 thoughts on “Somewhere, Carl Spackler Weeps

  1. Duckie 🐥 August 11, 2016 / 11:14 am

    The capys wanted to send a team, but the officials said nooooooooo–
    Maybe next time, the officials will think twice!

  2. allein 🐾 August 11, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Caddybaras

    Did you know you can’t get coffee in the Olympic Village?

    • 6rabbits August 11, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      WHAT!? Whyyyyyyyyy?☹️

      • allein 🐾 August 11, 2016 / 5:01 pm

        Coca-Cola is the official sponsor and I guess they don’t make coffee. They only have Coke products in the OV.

  3. debg August 11, 2016 / 11:53 am

    There should be a capybara-wrangling event! I’d be willing to play golf if it involved hamster dogs. Well, I wouldn’t get much golfing in.

  4. Emmberrann August 11, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Who cares about golf? Let’s just watch the capybara-wrangling! Yay for Rodents of Unusual Size!

  5. Doug August 11, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Whoa .. First Gators .. now this ??

    What’s next .. Squirtles ??
    (ya nuts … too late)

  6. JenDeyan August 11, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Yes! Capybara-wrangling. Something I could actually win gold doing.

    • Murray C. August 11, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      And wombat wrestling – I’d train for that in a New York Minute.

      • Doug August 11, 2016 / 2:34 pm

        hmm … How long is a minute in New York ? 🙂

  7. Gigi the cat lady August 11, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    In my opinion hamster dog on the course would actually make golf watchable.

    • 6rabbits August 11, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Hear, hear!

    • sugitomo August 12, 2016 / 7:25 am

      So agreed! I’d even watch 4 hours of the capybaras just chilling on the course, than an actual golf game.

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