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Bolivia is home to the world's largest salt flats, snakes, and rodents. The capybara is the largest species of rodent found throughout the world, yet so cute and harmless. It seems to be whimsical and quite selective about foods: being a herbivore, it will eat some plants, but neglect others. However, it does tend to fancy fruit. This large furry rodent is notoriously messy and can usually be seen with its limbs and nose covered with mud, if not its whole body. One might find some near waters during the dry season from May to October. One of the greatest distribution areas is located in the Department of Beni, namely within the savanna floodplains of the Mamore and Beni Rivers.