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Nutria (Copyu)

Myocastor coypus

Description:

I'm told they're good eatin'.

Habitat:

Found in the lake at Hermann Park in Houston, TX. They're everywhere in that area.

Notes:

Watched a lady feeding this not-so-little one some bread, and she was kind enough to let me get in close and snap some photos on my phone. These are incredibly tame, but blah blah blah probably not a good idea to try and touch them, etc. You should know the drill by now.

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6 Comments

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Thanks, Jaime!

Great picture! Hungry little beast.

Jaime Gonzalez
Katy Prairie Conservancy

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Hi, Keith! The nutrias in Hermann Park are the only ones I've ever encountered up close in the wild. These may simply be used to all the people by this point, but I'm obviously no expert.

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Surprised they come up to people and aren't afraid

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Thank you, Ava <3

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, MeredithNudo.

Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.72, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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