(London Telegraph) Melanie Typaldos, 57, shares her home in Texas with her pet Gary – the world’s largest rodent.

The computer programmer and her husband, Richard Loveman, 54, even let the giant guinea pig – known as a capybara – sleep in their bed.

The couple fell in love with the South American mammals during a holiday to Venezuela, and adopted Gary from an owner who could no longer care for him.

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