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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Wildthing, a 2,100-pound bison, has lived with Sherron and RC Bridges on their ranch in Quinlan, Texas, for the last five years.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Sherron, along with her husband RC, began raising the bison when he was a calf on the verge of death. They nursed him back to health and named him Wildthing. "You know the song, 'Wild thing, you make my heart sing'? Well, that kind of fits in our role. He makes our heart sing," says Sherron.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Wildthing quickly became a member of the family. Here, he plays with their daughter on the trampoline.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    The beloved bison was the best man at the couple's wedding vow renewals. "He just sat up there lookin' all nice and pretty. And he held the rings. And when he got tired of holdin' 'em, he slung 'em off," Sherron Bridges says.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    RC, who has spent his entire career as a rancher and rodeo clown, never shied away from being close to Wildthing, treating him like a son. In the scorching heat of a Texas summer, the unlikely pair can be found swimming together in a nearby pond.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Sherron Bridges takes an outdoor bath with Wildthing at her side.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Wildthing, a friendly bison, dances with a goat friend named Spot.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    RC, 61, hoses down Wildthing.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Wildthing poses in the snow.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Melanie Typaldos of Buda, Texas, is the proud owner of Caplin, a capybara. "I absolutely love Caplin and Caplin loves me too," she says.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Typaldos fell in love with the super-sized cousin of the guinea pig on a family vacation. She found a breeder in the States and brought Caplin home when he was 11 days old. Here, a family member bottle-feeds baby Caplin.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Caplin has a gentleman's manners in the house. Typaldos gives the animal free reign to roam around the living room.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    The 100-pound creature gets a bath in the bathroom sink.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Capybaras are semi-aquatic. They transform from lumbering land creatures to moving with astonishing grace underwater. Luckily for Caplin, he has a pool and a stream nearby for exercise.
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  • You Live With WHAT?! For these pet-owners, love comes in many sizes, and species.

    Caplin sleeps on the sofa and cuddles in bed like any other member of the family.
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