The caru is a wolf-sized lapine, native to the swampier terrain in the Ketaxil Peninsula's south. A coarse, oily, coat keeps it dry in its watery habitat, and a thick layer of fat keeps it warm. Unlike natural rabbits, caru are highly territorial and will only tolerate one another when breeding. Highly secretive, an adult caru will stake out a large territory marked with claw marks and its own musky scent. Within this territory the creature may dig several holes, unlinked to one another, so that it will always have somewhere to hide. If it can't dig, it will hide underwater, as it can hold it breath for several hours if needs be. Many beast hunters have passed through a caru's territory without noticing, but the creature is not shy and will attack anyone who lingers too long. Despite a rather silly appearance, caru are dangerous foes, strong enough to knock over an adult human and leaving bites and claw marks that frequently become infected.