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Pictures of Nutrias

Nutria In Water


Nutria In Water

Nutria Scratching Itself


Nutria Scratching Itself

Nutria Sitting


Nutria Sitting

Nutria Swimming


Nutria Swimming

Nutria Teeth


Nutria Teeth
Nutria Teeth

Nutria On Shore


Nutria On Shore
Nutria Swimming

Nutria


Nutria

Two Nutrias


Two Nutrias
Nutria pictures (Myocastor coypus), known as the "Mouse Beaver" or "Coypu".

The scientific name of the Nutria (Myocastor coypus) comes from the greek myo (mouse) and caster (beaver); coypu is the name for this species in its native South America.

Nutria were introduced into Louisiana from Argentina in 1938. As a result of escapes and later releases, they became widespread across south Louisiana in a mere five years, eventually spreading across the state and causing the rapid decline of the native muskrat.