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What's a nutria?
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Tom A    Posted 11-20-2002 at 12:33:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just saw an article in the paper that said Louisiana is going to pay $4 a head for nutria, a pest they got down there.

Picture in the paper looks just like a groundhog to me...are they the same thing, just a different name? Never heard of a nutria before.


screaminghollow    Posted 11-20-2002 at 18:52:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They got a problem with them in Maryland too! Over on the eastern shore. They are giant coarse haired muskrats from Argentina. Very damaging. I remember that a few were sighted in SE Pa back in the 60's and the game commission virtually killed everything for a couple hundred yards to try to eradicate them. Some idjot thought they could make gazillions in the fur business and imported them, of course, a few got out.

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 11-20-2002 at 18:28:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nutria's look like a beaver except the tail isn't big and flat...they ruin gardens and crops all night long and then virtually disappear during the day...I only live 20 minutes from LA., maybe I'll go make some money tonite.

HalfBreed    Posted 11-20-2002 at 17:03:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are ever in a New Orleans restaurant, and they have cajun rabbit on the menu i wouldn't order it. You may be getting Nutria.

And Heres Why...    Posted 11-20-2002 at 14:00:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LA is willing to pay $4 a piece for the buggers...

Les...fortunate    Posted 11-20-2002 at 17:01:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
That ain't why. The article I read says it's the tail you have to turn in to collect the bounty. They just want the population reduced.
I think you'll find these critters have their mammaries on their backs. I seem to remember reading that somewhere.

DeadCarp - mammaries on their BACKS?    Posted 11-20-2002 at 17:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy, waking up in that condition that would be enough to send you runnin back to church and begging for forgiveness, wouldn't it? LOL

Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2002 at 18:01:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

Solumon J Sedgewitch    Posted 11-20-2002 at 18:11:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorta reminds Me of a lovely lass amongst tha slopjar....dancin..........wonder what ever happened ta Her........might say She was kinda mixed things backards alot...confusin Ya noe

Jim Adams    Posted 11-20-2002 at 19:58:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have always heard that the Nutria was introduced into Louisana as part of an effort to help the Muskrat Trappers whose living had been destroyed when the St. Bernard Levee was cut during the 1927 Flood killing all the Muskrats. Like the Kudzu vine, they have spread everywhere.
You can get more data on this in John M. Barry's book "Rising Tide", the story of how that flood and changed America.


Patria / PR    Posted 11-20-2002 at 14:20:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had this link in my folders because my nephew had to do a project for school two weeks ago.
Otherwise, I know nothing about them.

Maggie/TX    Posted 11-20-2002 at 20:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria! I looked for a web site in these things and couldn't find one. You did really good clearing this question up!

When I first moved here, we lived right on the bank of the Trinity River and there were lots of these little boogers around there.

MikeC    Posted 11-20-2002 at 13:41:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A Cajun rat!

hay    Posted 11-20-2002 at 13:29:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
nutria is a bit smaller than the size of a beaver. a rodent like animal with a really big appetite. they are a major pest on rivers and lakes and swamps all over the south.

bll b va    Posted 11-20-2002 at 13:05:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

a big rat like animal that lives in south america . likes the water . where are you in w. md ?

Tom A    Posted 11-20-2002 at 15:05:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Between Frederick and Hagerstown...just outside of Middletown

Burrhead    Posted 11-20-2002 at 14:06:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
where hay is located we gotum by the kuhzillions in SE Tex

They are territorial and mean little buggers too.

Eric.............cause thats my name    Posted 11-20-2002 at 19:53:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whats a mammary ?????

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