Nutria

Nutria are aquatic rodents sometimes mistaken for beaver or muskrats. Adults usually range in weight between 10-20 lbs. Nutria are mostly nocturnal and eat many types of vegetation. Nutria make burrow dens in the habitats they live.

Over time this may cause unstable soil conditions that can undermine levies or roads. Nutria are also capable of devegetating large areas.