Thursday, December 10, 2009

These are some of Florence's natives. They are actually kind of rare to see, but Tuesday morning they were out in force. I think they look like big rat- Or R.O.U.S.s. (any one get that) Here is a better definition:The coypu, or nutria (Myocastor coypus), is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent and the only member of the family Myocastoridae. Originally native to temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers.[2] Although it is still valued for its fur in some regions, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors make this invasive species a pest throughout most of its range.

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