Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Nutria Rat OR Coypu

Myocastor coypus Molina


large yellowed front teeth, long white whiskers. Long rat like tail. and all about water! :)


Ponds, Lakes and wetlands


This actual nutria-rat occupies a duck pond in Shreveport, he is 100% all about people and entertaining. He is in fact wild but signs are obvious that he has been fed and interacted with people.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Nov 6, 2011

Related Spottings

nutria Coypu Nutria Coypu

Nearby Spottings

Dung Beetle Bald Cypress Mediterranean gecko Great Egret
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors