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Nutria
Myocastor coypus
The Nutria (Myocastor coypus) is native to South America but was introduced into the United States in the 1940s. It has become very common, in fact, quite a nuisance, in many areas, especially the southeastern U.S. The animal at right, feeding on plant material, was photographed at Port Aransas, Nueces Co., Texas, in February, 2001, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia.
The shot at right with a mother with a pup on her back as well as the single adult in the next image were shot at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in April, 1993, with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens on Kodachrome 200.
The Nutria in the next 3 images shown here was at Port Aransas, Nueces Co., Texas, in March, 2008. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
4 December 2013
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
4 December 2013
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
4 December 2013
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
9 November 2015
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
9 November 2015
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
9 November 2015
Nutria
Myocastor coypus
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
9 November 2015