Monday, December 24, 2007

Capybaras enjoy a nice, hot yuzu bath

When you get chilled to the bone on a cold winter's day, there's nothing like a nice hot bath to raise your core temperature.


Well, capybaras apparently appreciate a hot bath, too, because as the photos below show, the capybaras of Izu Shaboten Park in Ito City are famous for the hot yuzu baths they seem to enjoy so much in wintertime.


Yuzu are often plopped into baths for the wonderful natural fragrance they impart to the waters, and for the smooth feeling that the citrus oils impart to the skin.


By the way, a "yuzu bath" is also a cocktail.





Guys, a word of advice: If people start adding sliced-up carrots and onions to the water, GET OUT!



—Mellow Monk


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