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Nutria

Myocastor coypus

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13 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Cool photos. We have Nutria here as well. The first time I saw one, I wasn't sure what it was. They are very interesting to watch when in the water and swim very much like an otter or beaver.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Your Welcome!!

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Thanks so much p.young!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

You have some great photos!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

the orange teeth in the second picture differentiates it from a musk rat.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot!

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

I can imagine.

Warst Du schon mal in den Maaren tauchen?

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

normaly i go for diving in our lakes but sometimes its also nice just go out for snorkeling! Our lakes have so much life and most of them are really wonderful!!

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

I had the same question. Cool catch!
I didn't know anyone snorkels in German lakes ;-)!

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

Thanks Palaimon! I've been finding it interesting to see how this species is treated in the different areas it inhabits since most areas it does inhabit are not its native territory.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

I did this picture when i was snorkeling in a small lake near Karlsruhe.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Hi annorion, this guy was spotted in the wild. I dont think that they get hunted and not for food. I try to find more informations

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

I'm curious...was this guy spotted in the wild? If so what is the general stance on the nutria/coypu in the area this pic was taken? Are they hunted for food or fur there?

Palaimon
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Palaimon

Linkenheim-Hochstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Spotted on Aug 9, 2010
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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