Toronto

There have been 'a handful' of credible capybara sightings in High Park

Since the capybaras daring escape nearly two weeks ago, the city's parks department says they've received more than 100 reported sightings of the rodents of unusual size, but less than 10 of those sightings have been credible.

Bonnie and Clyde, the capybara duo, have been on the lam nearly 2 weeks

Staff believe the capybaras are still in High Park because right now, it's a good habitat for them with a lot of food sources. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

Will anyone ever catch the escaped capybaras? 

That's a question plaguing many Torontonians in the nearly two weeks since the furry fugitives escaped their home at the High Park Zoo.

Since then the city's parks department says they've received more than 100 reported sightings about the rodents of unusual size, but less than 10 of those sightings are considered credible. 

Staff believe the capybaras are still in High Park, so those probably weren't the South American critters that one person reported in Scarborough.   

But capybara tracks were found in a couple of the areas where the animals were spotted. Twenty staff members who work in High Park regularly are still keeping an eye out for the capybaras.

Megan Price, with the parks department, says that the park is a good habitat for the rodents with plenty of food sources as we head into the summer.

So much food that the capybaras have not been fooled by bait traps left out where people have caught a glimpse of them.

If all else fails in the meantime, staff say Bonnie and Clyde will likely get caught in one of those traps when their food sources dwindle in the fall. 

That's right, forget about two weeks, the capybaras could stay on the lam for another couple of months.

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