I would provide a 12-year-old for scale, but my daughter informed me that there was no way she was getting any closer to it. You will just have to believe me when I say this guy looked to us to be about as big as a medium-sized dog.
“You said ‘small pony’ when we were at the zoo, Mommyo.”
Small pony, medium-sized dog, whatever. The point is that this guy is larger than any rodent has any business being. Did I mention his teeth never stop growing?
In case you are curious — Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a cute little place, great for kids 10 and under, with a smattering of animals, some kiddie roller coasters, and lots of playground areas to just enjoy being outside. My daughter at 12 was just a tad too old for it, but we enjoyed seeing the animals anyway.