The scene with the capybaras in the park was inspired by my own experience. I was with the grand kiddos at the park when we came upon Romeo and Tuff’n grazing placidly, with about a million kids avidly watching. It was surreal, and completely unexpected.
These pictures were taken at the top of the slides that Tru explores in the book.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about Romeo and Tuff’n, as well as other capybaras in the Las Vegas area, check out this link.