Gary: world's largest pet rodent

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The capybara - a giant guinea pig - lives with owners Melanie Typaldos and her husband Richard Loveman in Buda, Texas

The capybara's owners even let it sleep in their bed See gallery

The couple fell in love with the South American semi-aquatic mammals during a holiday to Venezuela. And now, Melanie and Gary are inseparable and love nothing more than swimming together in her backyard pool.

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Gary the capybara playing in the pool with his favourite ball

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Gary wearing a gold hat alongside guinea pig Winston at home

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Gary in the back of a car with his owner's friend Sheldon Cheng

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Flopsy the cat and Gary at home

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The capybara playing with Boston Terrier puppy Juju

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Gary in the water with his owner's daughter Coral Waters

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Resting up

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Owner Richard Loveman plays with his pet in the pool

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Gary takes a dip with owner Melanie Typaldos